USSEC Helps Forward Interests of Mexican Poultry Producers
- General News
In 2012, USSEC coordinated a series of visits to field poultry veterinarians in the State of Jalisco, Mexico, to provide ongoing support to the Confederation of Poultry Producers Associations of Jalisco (UNAAVIJAL). The State of Jalisco is the largest egg producer in Latin America, with 50 million hens in production, and the fifth broiler producer in Mexico. Supporting this industry in this particular region is very important to maximize the use of U.S. soy internationally.
In July 2012, a breakout of Avian Influenza occurred in Jalisco, and according to Francisco Saavedra, general manager of UNAAVIJAL, training of veterinarians by USSEC consultants Miguel Marquez and Alberto Celis helped to overcome this crisis in a manner that minimized impact on the industry.
USSEC regional director for the Americas, Francisco de la Torre, received praise for USSEC's efforts from Mr. Benjamin Perez, general director of Empresas Guadalupe and president of UNAAVIJAL, as well as Francisco Saavedra, general manager of UNAAVIJAL. Francisco de la Torre highlighted that the groups share a common goal of feeding a growing human population with high-quality animal origin products.