USSEC Sponsors National Poultry Congress in Colombia
- General News
USSEC recently participated in the Sixteenth National Poultry Congress in Cali, Colombia, where more than 1,650 business professionals were in attendance. USSEC representatives provided technical assistance to participants on the benefits of using U.S. soy meal in poultry diets. Poultry is one of the most important economic sectors in Colombia, and statistics show a steady yearly growth of 6 percent in the last decade–one of the highest in the local agri-economic sector.
Every year egg producers in Colombia yield more than 10 billion eggs nationwide and produce more than one million metric tons of chicken meat. There are more than five thousand poultry operations in the country, generating 300,000 jobs.