USSEC Provides Expertise to Salvadorian Swine Farmers
- General News
USSEC recently participated in the Salvadorian Swine Conference in San Salvador, El Salvador, and USSEC consultant Carlos Campabadal provided his management and nutrition expertise to numerous farmers. More than 140 swine farmers and technicians attended Campabadal’s presentation on factors affecting swine farm efficiency.
During the conference, Campabadal met with several farmers to discuss swine and nutrition topics, and he formulated and reviewed more than 10 swine diets. With 40 percent of El Salvador’s pork imported, farmers in the country are concerned about U.S. pork imports and the price of corn and soy meal which affects the profitability of their operations.
The Secretary of Agriculture announced at the conference that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will contract a modern slaughter house to help Salvadorian swine farmers market their pigs which has been a challenge for many in the country.