ABS Global hosted a group of South American beef producers touring ranches, universities and prominent beef industry professionals in the heart of U.S. beef country throughout Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska.
This exclusive ABS led tour focused on exposing successful beef practices and feed efficiency data to prominent beef producers and cattle breeders in South America. The 37 participants of this year’s tour represented more than 140,000 beef cows in various regions of South America.
This year marked the seventh consecutive year for the tour, covering 13 tour stops at ranches, universities, and visiting with industry leaders. The participants interacted, visited with and learned from prominent US cattlemen and women.
Tour stops included visiting Connealy Angus in Whitman, Neb., Sandpoint Cattle Company in Lodgepole, Neb., JBS in Kansas, Hueftle Cattle Company in Cozad, Neb., Colorado State University and the Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Neb. Participants also attended seminars on feed efficiency data with Powerline, and reproduction technology with Dr. Rick Funston, Beef Reproductive Physiology Specialist with the University of Nebraska.
ABS is thankful to both tour participants and tour stop hosts for helping make the 2013 South American Beef Tour a success. ABS believes interaction and exchange of cattle production methods across cultures is important for continued growth of the global beef industry. Sharing genetics and management practices can help achieve higher success for international beef demand.If you are interested in participating in future ABS Global beef tours, please contact Vasco Beheregaray Neto, Global Beef Brand Manager, at email@example.com.