27-29 NOV

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CATTLE-RAISING INDUSTRY

Thanks to its edaphic climax features, the region of Los Ríos produces one of the most lean and exclusive meats worldwide. Beef cattle is fed in wide natural grasslands and raised under high traceability e safety requirements, favoring the meat marketing and export processes to more sophisticated markets.

The region counts on suitable conditions for the production of organic meats, since its oceanic climate and its low geomagnetic field existing in the territory favors the production of grass with high nutritional standards, while the presence of abundant water sources enables the implementation of watering technologies, preventing thus, the use of fertilizers and the contamination risk of water tables and soils.

Beef cattle of the zone highlights for producing red meats with low cholesterol concentration due to a lower quantity of fatty acids, both saturated and mono-unsaturated. Likewise, it has a higher level of poly-unsaturated acids considered the most beneficial for human health.

Most part of producers work under natural grassland standards and ethical animal husbandry (56%). The rest is divided into 25.7% wet meadows, 15.5% artificial grasslands, and 2.8%, supplementary farms.  (Los Ríos Gore, 2015).  Therefore, the cattle bred in the region produces organic-type and healthy meat for consumers.

Productive Differentiators

 

  • Together with the ethical animal husbandry, there are dignified death standards for the cattle. Likewise, meat quality differentiates from other zones, because animals are bred under high traceability and safety requirements favoring meat marketing and export processes to more sophisticated markets.

 

  • Most meat-producing bovine species correspond to breeds that fit diverse climates. Moreover, they have excellent mothering qualities by having a great number of healthy and strong calves. Animal crossing is enabled therewith in order to improve characteristics both of cattle and meat.

 

  • Unlike neighboring countries, such as Argentina and Uruguay, where there is predominance of breeds exclusively destined to meat, the cattle of the region is known as a double-purpose species as it is appropriate for meat and milk production.

  • The widespread acceptance of Chilean meats in the globe is due to the fact that we supply high quality and safety products, thanks to its production under strict standards and excellent phytosanitary conditions.

 

  • In accordance with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), Chile is exempted from most diseases of compulsory statement that affect cattle around the world, including Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) and the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). Likewise, the country has established a very effective supervising and control system to avoid the entrance of diseases that could affect local cattle-raising.