USSEC Provides Technical Assistance to Nicaraguan Poultry Producers
- General News
USSEC recently attended the Nicaraguan Small and Medium Poultry Producers Council’s Poultry Congress. USSEC contractor, Carlos Campabadal, offered technical assistance in poultry nutrition and management to the poultry producers in attendance. Campabadal presented information on the advantages of using soy-based feed to obtain maximum egg production during the laying period. He also fielded questions from the more than 250 poultry producers in attendance regarding soy meal quality, feed quality control programs and management topics.
During the seminar, Campabadal met with two members of the Nicaraguan Small and Medium Poultry Producers Council to discuss future collaboration between the council and USSEC. He also met with two members of the Nicaraguan Association of Agricultural Producers to discuss possible USSEC activities in the country’s dairy production industry, the largest dairy producer in Central America.
Nicaragua produces more than 51 million broilers each year and small and medium size laying hen producers represent 50 to 55 percent of the total egg production in the country.