During the WMC 2016, Uruguay was the focus of attention of the world meat sector. In addition to the opportunity to showcase our productive system and strengths, it also allowed us to communicate who we are.
“Land is desperate for animals, it is actually the opposite of the concept that is being used.” Allan Savory explained at the WMC 2016 that livestock is not the problem but the solution.
In the framework of the World Meat Congress there will be four technical tours, after the closing of the different WMC session
Many voices, one melody
More than 400 years ago Hernandarias introduced cattle in what had been called the “land of no avail” for it lacked gold and precious metals. 200 years later that same land gave birth to a country. Thus Uruguay since its inception has recognized an intimate bond with livestock, which not only led to the creation of wealth, but also to a great civilizing force and the identblity of its inhabitants.
The years after that attracted scientists and pioneers to Uruguay. Together with local people they developed beef extract and the market of fresh meat. The colossal meat packing plant “Anglo” literally fed the rest of the world with the most famous of its products: the “Fray Bentos” corned beef.
The International Meat Secretariat (IMS) and the National Meat Institute of Uruguay (INAC) have proposed to discuss a new global agenda of the sector in the 21st. World Meat Congress. This agenda will deal with the major topics affecting the global meat sector under a novel format.
Each topic will be presented using audiovisual technology with a summary of its current status and its main dilemmas and challenges and then posing three questions to be addressed by various experts from different perspectives. Discussion and debate among experts will be the heart of the congress together with the participation of the audience in real-time. The reasons for the different perspectives and areas of agreement and disagreement will be identified at the end.
The greatest challenge of the new global agenda is to organize the “many voices” to reach “one melody”. Only then will we meet the challenges facing the global meat sector in these times of vertigo and opportunities galore.
Leave your mark here. Let your voice join the others and write the tune of the global meat sector.
To put in perspective the value of prospective exercises.
The agents of the meat chain look forward to economic and production forecasts to be aware of opportunities and threats. This kind of exercises can focus on the short, medium or long term.
To analyze the effects (positive, neutral or negative) of policies and global trends over production, consumption and trade of meat.
In a world where the population growth is pushing the demand for food, countries must figure out how to feed their inhabitants.
To understand the state of the art of animal care requirements, including the strategies to globalize them and the identification of future opportunities and threats.
Consumers are increasingly concerned about animal care and health.
To identify how to build consumer confidence.
Consumer confidence in meat production systems and meat products themselves has been eroded in recent years by episodes of adulteration and contamination.
To promote a holistic view of sustainability and the commitment of countries to improve their performance.
The sustainability of production systems is a growing concern for consumers and organizations that represent countries and civil societies.
To promote responsible consumption and sustainable diet.
Meat consumption has been present throughout the history of humanity. Many scientists recognize it played a decisive role in the evolution of the species and in the contribution of essential nutrients.
To analyze the governing models of the meat chain in different countries and their relationships with performance.
The relationship among meat chain agents (breeders, feeders and packers) has been instrumental in generating business models, economic incentives and degrees of efficiency.
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Early in the morning we´ll head to “Matadero Solís”, to visit the plant located on Route Nº 8, km 87, in the town named “Solís de Mataojo”, Department of Lavalleja.
“Matadero Solís” is a slaughter and deboning plant for cattle and sheep, designed and equipped with cutting-edge technology in order to meet the requirements of the most demanding markets.
Early in the morning we’ll head to the area known as the “Sierra de los Caracoles”, a place where the streams descending from the hills and running through the meadows create a unique and enjoyable environment. There, we’ll visit the farm named “Sierra de los Caracoles”. It runs for 1,075 hectares, and it is a well-respected agricultural establishment. Hereford cattle is both born and raised there, and the farm has about 1,000 head including breeding cows, replacement female cattle, bulls and bullocks. The farm is a purveyor of bulls (both pedigree and purebreds), bullocks, cows and fat heifers.
We’ll leave early in the morning and head to “Frigorífico San Jacinto”, which produces and commercializes both ovine and bovine meat products and all its by-products, in compliance with the highest safety and quality values.
The company permanently introduces new technology into its processes, and a clear effort is made to consolidate a steady work group along with its producers and suppliers.
Princess Laetitia D’Arenberg was responsible for developing and intensifying full cycle livestock production by making significant investments in pastures, machinery and infrastructure for its whole line of products: meat, milk, wool and genetics. Sheds were built for meat breeds such as Hereford and Aberdeen Angus (both red and black), along with sheds for daily breeds such as Jersey and Holando. Arab and creole equines are part of the genetic project of Las Rosas. And sheep selected during three technical tours through Oceania have enabled Las Rosas to offer the best genetics on Superfine Merino, Poll Dorset and Ile de France.
Registration / registration categories
The registration deadline for the 2016 WMC through the online system is Monday, October 31, 5:00 p.m.
Accreditation will be on Monday, November 7 in the foyer of Hall Punta del Este, Convention Center, Hotel Conrad.
For IMS Members, Non Members:
- Access to conferences and plenary activities, materials of the event, coffee breaks, lunch (Tuesday Nov. 8 and Wednesday Nov. 9), Welcome cocktail (Monday Nov. 7), Dinner (Tuesday Nov. 8), Closing party (Wednesday Nov. 9).
- Golf Tournament (to be held on Sunday Nov. 6) – prior registration.
- Technical tours to be held on Thursday Nov. 10 are not included. (USD 160)
For Accompanying person:
- Welcome cocktail (Monday Nov. 7).
- Dinner (Tuesday Nov. 8).
- Closing party (Wednesday Nov. 9).
- Credit card: VISA, AMEX, MASTERCARD
- Money order by Western Union
- Cancellations before June 30, 2016, 100% full refund, minus 10% for administrative costs.
- Cancellation between July 1, 2016 and September 30, 2016, 50% refund, minus 10% for administrative costs.
- Cancellation after October 1, 2016 no refund.
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