U.S. Soy Grower Leaders Make Field Visits to Tunisian Feed and Poultry Industry

By - Monday, April 23, 2018

U.S. Soy grower leaders John Harell, United Soybean Board (USB) director; Morey Hill, American Soybean Association (ASA) director; and Mike Korth, USB director, recently visited major U.S. soybean customers in Tunisia.

USSEC Regional Director – EU / Middle East North Africa (MENA) Brent Babb and USSEC Riadh Karma contractor Tunisia, joined the farmers on a two-day field visit in Tunisia on April 2 and 3, prior to the USSEC 5th Poultry Nutrition Round Table for the Maghreb Feed Industry in Gammarth, Tunisia.

On the first day, the USSEC team visited a high-level broiler farm, belonging to M. Arfaoui in northwestern Tunisia. The team also had a very interesting tour in El Mezraa, one of the largest poultry slaughter and meat processing plant in Africa.

Visit of M Arfaoui Broiler farm

 

El Mezraa Plant: a modern operation

 

On the second day, the USSEC delegation had the opportunity to visit Carthage Grain, the unique soybean crushing plant and largest soybean buyer from the U.S., as well as the Green Meeting and plant visit to the Carthage Grains crushing plant.

 

Meeting and plant visit at Carthage Grains crushing plant

 

Label Oil, a newly constructed extrusion plant, will allow more U.S.-origin soybeans to be imported in the future. This visit was a great opportunity for the grower leaders to visit modern operations and discuss high quality U.S. soybeans with large customers.

USSEC team visit to GLO

 

High quality U.S. beans (left) compared to lower quality Ukrainian beans (right)