USSEC Provides Trade Service to Swine Producers Association in Colombia
- General News
USSEC recently provided trade services to the Swine Producers Association (ACP) in Colombia. Consultant Julio Chaves travelled to Bogota at the request of the ACP to provide technical support to their staff and train new recruits.
Mr. Chaves conducted two seminars in addition to one-on-one meetings with various ACP customers. The first seminar was titled “Pork Cuts’ Profitability and New Pork Cuts.” Mr. Chaves began this session by introducing participants to USSEC: who we are, what we do and how we work jointly with local entities to increase product profitability and quality. This seminar was attended by different types of professionals including animal scientists, veterinarians, human nutritionists, chefs and marketing specialists. The inclusion of so many different professions made this session very interesting as it provided different perspectives regarding the same issues. The second seminar was called “Pork Carcass Grading: Benefits and Faults.” It was followed by an open session with an open agenda so attendees would be able to discuss any topics of interest.
As the consumption of pork increases in Colombia together with the consumption of U.S. soybean meal, the ACP is very interested in this type of technical service provided by USSEC.