USSEC Provides Technical Service, Conducts Dairy Nutrition Seminars in Guatemala
- General News
USSEC recently provided technical service and conducted four dairy nutrition seminars in Guatemala. USSEC consultants Carlos Campabadal, Carlos Espinosa and Gerardo Luna visited a Guatemalan dairy farm to provide technical service related to feeding the replacement herd, the feeding system of lactating cows, and body condition evaluation, along with several other important topics.
The consultants also conducted four dairy nutrition seminars, organized by the Guatemalan Dairy Cattle Association. These seminars were conducted in Guatemala City, Jutiapa, Jalapa and Chimaltenango with a total of 339 dairy producers participating. Mr. Campabadal presented the conferences “Feeding Systems for Lactation Cows,” “Feeding the Transition Cows” and “The Use of Minerals in Cows’ Nutrition.” Mr. Espinosa presented a lecture entitled “Design of Dairy Replacement Facilities” and Mr. Luna presented a conference called “Introduction to USSEC and Commodity Markets.” During these seminars, Mr. Campabadal answered questions associated with the topics presented in the lectures, plus other questions related to forage production; dairy feeding programs; use of total confinement; silage production; nutrient requirements; problems with the use of dried distiller grains with solubles (DDGS); urea and poultry litter; feed additives; the importance of using high quality protein sources such as soybean meal; and many other topics. Finally, the consultants held a meeting with the general manager of the Guatemalan Swine Producers Association (APOGUA), followed by another meeting with the general manager of the Guatemalan Swine Producers Association Cooperative (COPO).