Ruminant & Livestock Articles on South America

Some of Latin America's major cattle-producing countries will begin working as a team in 2011 to quantify the greenhouse-effect gas emissions from their bovine industry -- and to come up with options for reducing them.

Argentina and China inked five farm product agreements during a visit to Beijing by Agriculture Minister Julian Dominguez to boost trade, officials here reported Tuesday.

A scientific study conducted by researchers at Argentine animal-nutrition company Coneco, in conjunction with meat processing companies Quickfood/Marfrig Group, has resulted in a new category of classification for cattle, called MEJ (young intact male), Coneco announced in a news release.

The Midwest had some exciting visitors last week, as South American cattle producers made a trip to the U.S. to explore the beef cattle industry we are so proud of here. Alfredo DiConstanzo, professor of beef cattle nutrition and management at the University of Minnesota (UM), hosted a tour of the Midwest for 33 visitors from Argentina and Uruguay on Nov. 14-19. The the group made around 10 Midwest stops to agriculture facilities including the Mitchell Livestock Auction, located in my hometown.