Argentina: Bringing Beef to the Modern Age
As one of the world’s major producers of beef and cattle products, Argentina will soon become a more important player in the global marketplace. Decades of political and social turmoil have prevented Argentina from developing its economy to its fullest potential. This report aims to synthesize historical information, current policy and practices, and future trends to develop a recommendation for the direction that those involved with the beef industry should take to augment beef production in Argentina. Many factors must be considered when analyzing an industry, including management practices, disease and public health concerns, environmental impacts, economic policy and markets, and cultural perceptions. All these areas are discussed in this paper, then synthesized and analyzed to determine the best strategies available to Argentine beef producers to improve their competitiveness and profits in the future.