USSEC Provides Technical Service to Dairy Producers and Technicians in Guatemala
- General News
USSEC recently provided technical service in nutrition and management to Guatemalan dairy producers and technicians.
Consultants Carlos Campabadal, Carlos Espinosa and Gerardo Luna visited five dairy farms in different regions of Guatemala where Mr. Espinosa provided technical service about management programs for calves and heifers and presented two conferences, “Feeding and Management of Dairy Replacement Herd” and “Feeding with Colostrums and its Importance.” Mr. Campabadal provided technical service about the importance of the use of U.S. soybean meal in dairy diets, the use of additives, metabolic diseases, forage conservations, calculation of forage needs and production capacity. He also presented conferences related to forage production, conservation, nutritional value and practical management. Mr. Luna provided information about the USSEC organization, its objectives, and the range and scope of its programs.
The consultants also conducted a seminar at the Guatemalan Dairy Producers Association (CPL) to an audience of 25 local producers, including those that the CPL considers to be main targets. The lectures given by USSEC consultants included topics on the calculation of forage needs in a dairy farm, how to produce silage of good quality and the management of dairy replacements, as well as educating participants about USSEC.