Local

Colombian Dairy Industry Small Compared To Other Industries

Colombian Dairy Industry Small Compared To Other Industries

The dairy industry in Colombia is small compared to their egg, chicken and beef industries. Juan Fernando Tircedo is with Colanta, which is the largest dairy processing cooperative in the country. He says most of the herds are on grass and supplemented with soy meal which offers the potential for more U.S. sales. Many farmers still milk by hand, so herds are around 25 cows, each producing about 45 to 55 liters per day.

He says most of the milk in Colombia goes for fluid milk, but his coop produces cheese and other dairy products.

He says the dairy industry is poised to grow with the large amount of available grass. However smaller farmers are concerned they will be driven out of business by the FTA.

U.S. soybean farmers are learning more about Colombia and the potential for U.S. soybean export growth on the United Soybean Board See For Yourself Tour.

Recent Headlines

in National

Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles

Fresh
evenflo

More than 200,000 rear-facing car seats are being recalled.

in Local

Wanted: Marina Operator

Boater

The current lease for the operation of the marina at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area is set to expire at the end of this year, and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is looking for someone interested in taking over.

in National, World

U.S.: Ground offensive against ISIS months away in Iraq

isis

Iraqi forces are months away from being able to start a sustained ground offensive against the Islamic State.

in Local

Transportation Bill Is Short Term Fix

Road Construction

Before adjourning earlier this month, Congress passed another short term transportation bill. That bill continues the bulk of funding for highway construction projects across the country, but only until next spring.

in National

Senator wants Internet companies to shun ‘fast lanes’

leahey

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy pressed Internet providers to not strike deals that may help some websites load faster than others.