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USSEC to Provide Training for Beef Producers in the Dominican Republic

USSEC will train beef producers in the Dominican Republic to promote the development and sustainability of the country’s beef cattle sector.

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On February 16 and 17, USSEC, together with the Dominican Ranchers and Farmers Association (ADHA) and the country’s agriculture ministry, will present a seminar called “A Dominican Beef Cattle for the 21st Century” in Santo Domingo.
The training will include Dominican, Brazilian and Costa Rican experts on topics such as the efficient management of beef cattle farms; animal welfare in transport and slaughter; health and traceability of cattle breeding and fattening; pasture management; and the influence of genetics on quality. It will also discuss restrictions on the use of chicken manure and bovine meat and bone in animal feed for fattening and to fertilize pastures; grazing technology; management and reproductive innovation; trade statistics; climate change; and the Dominican Republic’s prospects for exports.