Has a year really gone by already? Last summer was a dream come true for me. It seems like yesterday when I was sitting in my office at BEEF Magazine working as an intern and scrambling to complete my next article and finish my proposal for the new BEEF Daily. I also spent a month in Argentina with SDSU for a Spanish study abroad trip. While there, I lived in the eighth largest city in the world, Buenos Aires, tasted wines near the Andes Mountains and explored the rainforest at Iguazu Falls. Looking back, I know that my last summer before I graduated college will be one I will always remember.
Last week, when I attended the Starting Strong Feedlot Seminar in Brookings, S.D. I was excited to meet Cargill's Dr. Pablo Guiroy as he is originally from Argentina. We spent a lot of time talking about the perils of the Argentine rancher, and I had a chance to interview him, as well. He gave a dynamic presentation on evaluating receiving diets, economics and additives. He also shared his thoughts on the global beef market and his views of the beef industry in Brazil in Argentina. Listen to what Dr. Guiroy had to say in my interview with him.
Speaking of Argentina...Have you heard? BEEF Magazine is teaming up with the Montana State University Beef Quality Assurance to provide another Beef Study tour of South America. Get a real taste of the South American beef industry and meet with ranchers for a fun trip this winter. For more details, link here.
BEEF Daily Quick Fact: Per capita consumption, Argentines rank number one in their consumption of beef products, eating an average of 70.2 kg of beef per person each year.