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Uruguay's main agro-business show opens on Wednesday at the Prado greens

Monday, September 1st 2014 - 10:43 UTC
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During ten days a major display of the best of Uruguay's livestock and agriculture supplies  During ten days a major display of the best of Uruguay's livestock and agriculture supplies

Next Wednesday Uruguay's main agro-show at the Prado's greens will open to receive over 2.277 livestock among which will be selected the top cattle (meat and dairy), sheep (wool and lambs), horses and swine of the country, in a display of advanced genetics.

 The show will extend until 14 September and is open to the public as a showcase of the significance and contribution of agriculture and livestock breeding to Uruguay's economy.

“As it is traditional we will be able to see the best of Uruguay's genetics, which advances year after year”, said Ruben Echeverría, president of the Uruguayan Rural Association, the official organizer of the event that in this edition is international.

“In the different breeds to the exhibited more than the work of a whole year, what will be outstanding is the genetics, farmers that for generations have been involved in improving the quality of our livestock, yields and adapting to market demand, which is an example of farmers' commitment to national production”, added Echeverria.

A total of 679 cattle from 14 different races have been registered, of which 244 Aberdeen Angus; 186 Hereford and Polled Herefords; 21 Braford; 20 Shorthorn; 14 Brangus; 12 Limousin; 11 Charolais; 11 Senepol; 5 Belted Galloway; 4 Murray Grey and 1 Brahaman.

Milk cattle include, 90 Holstein; 40 Normand and 20 Jersey.

A total of 353 rams and ewes from 13 different races will be participating: 75 Corriedale; 65 Texel; 48 Merino and Poll Merino; 37 Romney Marsh; 29 Poll Dorset; 31 Merilin; 21 Hampshire Down; 20 Ideal; 12 Suffolk; 11 Ille de France; 10 Fresian; 2 Dorper and 2 Southdown. Finally 329 horses, 25 swine, plus goats and chickens.

The judges for the main cattle, sheep and horse breeds are foreigners. Following this week's selection, sales begin on 8 September, and the closing ceremony on Saturday 13 September.

There will also be display of gauchos dexterity with horses and special prizes for the most skilful riders.

Since this is election year, (last Sunday of next October), the four presidential candidates of the four political parties with congressional representation have been invited to a conference on the future of farming in Uruguay and the different parties programs on the issue.

Categories: Agriculture, Economy, Uruguay.

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  • Klingon

    This would be a perfect job for our pet troll Toby.

    He can be one of the guys following the bulls around cleaning up the crap.

    Perfectly suited for him.

    Sep 01st, 2014 - 11:15 am 0
  • ChrisR

    If they are really lucky 'No Money Pepe' will stay away.

    We all know the answer to the 'conference' if the politicos are honest (ha, ha, ha) which will be ”we need more money to feed the 600,000 government workers and the new breed of poor who have LED TV's from Pepe so we will tax everybody who actually works for a living or invests in the country until we bankrupt them, just like our brothers have in Argentina.

    But they won't say it, just do it when they “rule” us.

    Sep 01st, 2014 - 01:06 pm 0
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