Argentina:Over half of the total area in the country is used for agricultural production, primarily grazing land. Animal farming is particularly predominant on the Pampas. Argentina is one of the world’s largest producers of beef. Cattle breeding is dominated by large farms. Argentina’s entire culinary culture revolves around meat. The cattle graze freely to a large degree, and live a relaxed life before they are slaughtered.
Angus and Hereford are well-known breeds largely used in Argentina. Lamb production is carried out in southern Argentina, more specifically in Patagonia.
Uruguay: Uruguay is a country of steppe landscape that is used as grazing land for the country’s vast cattle herds. Horses are used in the herding of cattle. The most common beef cattle breeds in Uruguay are Hereford, Angus and Black Angus. This is a guarantee that the meat is of an extremely high quality. From Uruguay we import beef products, but also lamb products such as tenderloin, strip loin and boneless leg of lamb. The EU approved production facilities are of a very high standard, with a strong focus on hygiene and technology.
Brazil:Brazil is the world’s largest producer of beef with around 200 million animals roaming and grazing freely over large areas. The Brazilian beef cattle breed is fast growing which means they are ready for slaughter early. The meat is of a good quality and on a par with meat from the rest of South America. All production facilities that are approved for export to the EU are of an extremely high standard. It is forbidden to use growth hormones in beef production in Brazil, as in the rest of South America. Brazil has been the largest beef exporter to Europe in the last 8 – 10 years.