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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.

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