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USSEC Provides Technical Assistance to Guatemalan Animal Producers

USSEC recently visited Guatemala to provide technical assistance in feed formulation, development of feeding programs and nutritional recommendations to animal producers in Guatemala.  USSEC consultant Carlos Campabadal also conducted four seminars in the area of feed manufacturing for the largest feed mill group in Central America.  The group produces more than 1.2 million metric tons (MT) of feed per year.

While visiting these farms, Mr. Campabadal discussed feeding systems, formulations using digestible amino acids, forage programs, the use of supplemental soybean meal and soybean oil to improve horse performance, the use of dairy feed, the importance of a good quality U.S. soybean meal in all types of dairy feeds, and gave management recommendations.  At the feed mill, Mr. Campabadal also reviewed swine, dairy and horse diets, as well as the factors affecting pellet quality.
Four seminars were also held on USSEC’s behalf during this trip.  Two of the workshops were related to horse feed, while the others covered dairy nutrition and factors affecting pellet quality.  All of these conferences emphasized the importance of using high quality U.S. soybean meal, as well as the development of feeding programs, the use of high quality feed and many other important animal nutrition topics.