U.S. Livestock Genetics Export, Inc.

USLGE members match international producers with sources in the United States that offer genetics with superior credentials. The combined resources of USLGE members include most major species and breeds — resources that are unmatched by any other single organization.

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USLGE members include a broad base of U.S. livestock organizations (dairy, beef, swine, horse, sheep, and goats) as well as embryo and semen industries, the livestock export sector, and State Departments of Agriculture.

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USDA is accepting applications from U.S. exporters for for its first-ever agricultural trade mission to Madrid, Spain, on November 29 through December 2. To help U.S. exporters reach both markets, buyers from Spain and Portugal will be available onsite in Madrid to meet with the delegation. During the mission, participants will conduct business-to-business meetings with potential importers, receive in-depth market briefings, and participate in site visits and other networking opportunities.

The deadline to apply for the Spain-Portugal trade mission is September 15, 2022. Complete information and application instructions are available at https://www.fas.usda.gov/topics/trade-missions/spain-and-portugal-november-2022.  

Source: USDA Foreign Agricultural Service


The US Consulate General in Porto Alegre, in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Commerce, opens its booth at the International Pavilion of the 45th Expointer on Saturday, August 27, 2022. On September 2, the Chargé d'Affaires of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil Douglas Koneff will officially open the stand. “Our expectation for this year is to resume contact with visitors to the fair. We will be at Expointer with a special program that ranges from information on how to study in the US to lectures on trends in the meat market and the genetics of North American livestock,” emphasizes Chargé d'Affaires Douglas Koneff. 

The program will feature lectures on trade growth between Brazil and the U.S., the future of the meat market (given by USDA specialists), cooperation between the U.S. and the state of Rio Grande do Sul for drought mitigation, and the international promotion of North American livestock genetics. All events are free and open to the public and the press. [Article is in Portuguese.]

Source: Jornal do Comércio, August 25, 2022


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Dr. Martin Sieber, USLGE President and CEO, represented USLGE at the Philippines agricultural trade mission sponsored in July 2022 by USDA and led by Foreign Agricultural Service Administration Daniel Whitley. USLGE was 1 of 29 U.S. agribusinesses and farm organizations to participate in the trade mission to Manila, Philippines. The Philippines is the 8th largest market for U.S. agricultural exports, averaging $3.1 billion annually during the last 5 years. Source: USLGE

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