USSEC Helps Polish AminoPlus Distributor and Dairymen to Study Dairy Management and Nutrition in Northern Italy
- General News
USSEC continues to offer its resources to Poland’s dairy sector, which has begun to emerge as an international competitor after several sluggish years. This market will need substantial financial and know-how investment to become a vital market for U.S. soybean meal and AminoPlus bypass. USSEC has been assisting local dairy growers and nutritionists, in a program that is anticipated to slowly pay off.
Earlier this year, AminoPlus exports to Poland were resumed, and in early July, a Polish dairy team visited Northern Italy for training on dairy nutrition and management. This region is one of the most productive agricultural areas in Europe and is known for its top dairy production and famous cheese brands. USSEC was also able to enlist the assistance of experts on the local Italian dairy sector: USSEC consultant Dr. Jan van Eys served as a leading coordinator, and Dr. G. Sartoretto and Dr. D. Maffezoli were Italian advisors.
Participants included the managers of leading Polish dairy operations with average milk yields of 9,500-12,000 liters a cow annually, and the head of the dairy feed branch at ETOS, the Polish distributor of AminoPlus. The team visited a number of dairy farms to observe their management practices and paid close attention to their nutrition and utilization of soy products. Dr. Van Eys and USSEC TechnicalDirector – Northeast Europe Jerzy Kosieradzki served as educators and interpreters. In-class presentations focused on Parmigiana-Reggiano and Grana Padano cheese completed the group’s training in the country.