USSEC Provides Technical Service to Dairy Producers in Guatemala
- General News
USSEC recently provided technical service to dairy producers in Guatemala. Consultants Carlos Campabadal and Carlos Espinosa traveled to Guatemala July 14-19 to participate in the Guatemalan Dairy Cattle Association’s field days and to provide technical service to dairy producers in order to promote the use of U.S. soybean meal.
During this trip, the consultants participated in four dairy field days in different regions of Guatemala. The regions were chosen to represent the different types of climates and types of animals (pure breeds and crossbred cows). The field days were conducted at four farms and the presentations consisted of conferences, machinery, feeds and veterinary medicines exposition, and a visit to see farm facilities and animals, as well as a question and answer session with the USSEC consultants. Approximately 500 dairy producers and technicians attended the four field days.
Mr. Campabadal gave a lecture, “Why Cows Do Not Produce Efficiently in the Tropics,” where he covered factors that reduce milk production in tropical climates. Mr. Espinosa presented talks related to dairy replacement feeding and management programs. Other speakers, technicians from Guatemala and Spain, talked about topics such as forage production and the use of biogas.