USSEC Provides Trade and Technical Service to Livestock and Dairy Producers in Mexico
- General News
USSEC recently provided trade and technical service to livestock and dairy producers in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Jalisco is a major producer of agricultural and livestock products with poultry, swine and dairy playing a relevant role. Jalisco is the largest producing Mexican state with a vast number of producers in the small to medium range.
USSEC consultants Gerardo Luna and Carlos Espinosa visited six farms to meet with staff and introduce them to USSEC programs. They also discussed technical topics in the range of nutrition, handling and preventive medicine, including trade-related topics such as grain and oilseed market behavior and current prices. During these discussions, Mr. Luna highlighted the relevance of cost structures, points of equilibrium and other topics.
Mr. Luna and Mr. Espinosa also visited the Organization of Swine Producers of Jalisco (URPJ), touring the storage and logistics facilities and meeting with its president. The consultants provided him with a detailed introduction of USSEC, highlighting livestock-related programs, past experiences and future plans. The URPJ president was very interested in cooperating with USSEC, as the organization is undergoing a major restructure. Finally, Mr. Luna and Mr. Espinosa met with the general director of the National Feed Producers Association (ANFACA), one of three existing feed producers associations in Mexico, whose membership represents about 12 percent of Mexico’s total feed output. There, they talked about activities programmed with USSEC and ideas for potential new activities that consider their specific needs.