The Kansas Division of Agriculture — along with the U.S. Livestock Genetics Export, Inc. (USLGE) and the Oklahoma Division of Agriculture, Meals and Forestry — hosted a beef genetics commerce mission from Mexico on Might 7-12, 2023. Throughout the commerce mission, cattlemen labored to construct relationships and develop worldwide advertising and marketing alternatives for purebred beef cattle genetics to Mexico.
The commerce mission group visited operations in Kansas and Oklahoma. In Kansas, the group visited Younger Pink Angus, Tribune; Hubert Charolais Ranch, Monument; Smoky Y Ranch Pink Angus, Monument; HRC Feedyards LLC, Scott Metropolis; and Gardiner Angus Ranch, Ashland. In Oklahoma, the group visited McMurphy Farms, Alva; Duff Cattle Firm, Hobart; Categorical Ranch, Yukon; Conley Cattle, Sulphur; 7K Pink Angus, Marietta; and Buck Cattle, Ardmore.
“The go to was a terrific expertise for me to study new administration kinds, cattle care, well being, and applied sciences throughout the beef sector. Nonetheless, the very best half was the brand new beef genetics we noticed and the folks we bought to fulfill,” mentioned Rafael Ramirez, Rancho Posta El Cuatro. “Because of the Kansas Division of Agriculture and USLGE for the prospect to go to and for the alternatives for future enterprise relationships.”
In 2022, Kansas agriculture exports to Mexico totaled $2.17 billion. Mexico is Kansas’ primary commerce companion, accounting for almost 40% of complete agricultural exports.
“The cattlemen in Kansas face powerful occasions with distinctive drought forward of the grazing season. What I realized in the course of the go to is that the language within the cattle enterprise is common and it consists of exhausting work, ardour, and nice values. We sit up for doing enterprise with our new associates,” mentioned Carlos Ernesto Villaseñor, Rancho Buenavista.
It’s the mission of KDA to assist all sides of agriculture, together with lending assist to those that want to market and promote beef genetics domestically and internationally. The commerce mission from Mexico was doable by KDA’s membership in USLGE with USDA Market Entry Program funding.
KDA is presently recruiting for a beef genetics commerce mission to AgroExpo Corferias in Bogota, Colombia, July 17-21, 2023.