The Uruguayan meat industry, with over 100 years of export experience, has a strong presence in international markets due to dynamic technological updates and the ongoing customization of its products to meet the a wide variety of consumer requirements. Today 250,000 tons of beef a year are placed in over 60 countries worldwide.
The country's geographical location and its temperate and moderate climate, as well as technical expertise, allow stock to be kept out in the open air the whole year round and to produce a wide range of meats of the highest quality.
Clean air, pure water, sunshine and grass are the main ingredients used by farmers in cattle and sheep raising.
Hygienic conditions and technology meet the most exigent levels in the world. For this reason, our plants are authorized to export to the European Union (EU), and also counts with the approval of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Uruguay has many advantages in rising and feeding grass fed cattle. The first one is its sanitary condition and a strict governmental control. In Uruguay, the use of enhanced growth hormones is simply “banned”.
Its second advantage is its great temperate climate that enables a year round natural pastures grazing.
A very stable political environment where the exporting laws allow long term Programmed Business and relationships
These products are exported to over 100 countries and account for 25% of Uruguayan exports.
In order to achieve these goals, our country has designed the best livestock information systems in the world: Traceability + Electronic Information System of the Beef Industry.
The country has had a group traceability system for over 30 years now, and more recently, it has implemented individual traceability mechanisms that make it possible to trace animals from their origin up to slaughter plants.
Investing in technology has a specific object: to know more about natural cycles, and learn more and more how to follow them; to this end, information society tools being taken advantage of.
These achievements, added to the health status attained by Uruguay, and to the quality of its products, have boosted Uruguayan meats in the most demanding markets.