USSEC Hosts Polish Commodity Traders, Livestock Growers and Feed Compounders at SBM Seminar in Poland
- General News
USSEC hosted a soybean meal seminar in Warsaw, Poland on March 31 to present the competitive quality of U.S. soybean meal and the reliability of the U.S. soybean export system to Polish commodity traders, livestock producers and feed compounders.
U.S. Agricultural Attaché Russell Nicely, who is based in Warsaw, welcomed participants, organizers and speakers, also taking the opportunity to introduce his staff to the audience. USSEC Technical Director Northeast Europe Jerzy Kosieradzki discussed USSEC marketing program and introduced the speakers.
USSEC consultant Professor Gonzalo Mateos of the Polytechnical University of Madrid, Spain spoke about the characteristics of U.S. Hi-Pro compared to soybean meals of other origins and other protein sources tested in extensive laboratory and on-farm testing, especially in poultry and pigs.
USSEC EU Commercial Consultant Lola Herrera presented on the global soybean supply and demand situation, also explaining how prices are established.
Trends in the EU swine sector were described by Aurelio Sebastia of Gimeno & Navarro Consultores in Valentia, Spain, which set the background for U.S. Soy promotion, while Marek Przeżdziak, who is a board member of the Polish Food Economy Federation in Warsaw, helped the audience to understand the truths and myths in biotech feedstuffs as well as the legal framework in the EU and Poland.
When asked her opinion on the USSEC seminar, Mira Kobuszyńska, Grain & Feed Analyst at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, stated, “All the presentations were excellent and inspired further thinking. Having spoken with many participants, I know how happy they were to receive so much valuable information. On top of that, the atmosphere of the meeting was simply very nice and friendly.”