Uruguay Cattle Population Outnumbers Residents 4 To 1

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, real estate, uruguay

Twelve million cattle in a country of three million people. That is the scenario unfolding in Uruguay, as the country’s decade-long livestock boom is poised to reach another population milestone in 2014. Uruguay’s National Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA) is forecasting the birth and weaning of 3 million calves next fall, an unprecedented number which would bring the total number …

Uruguay Beef Expo Focuses On Chinese Market Challenges

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, uruguay

The Expo Melilla opens today in Montevideo, and the theme of this year’s event is “The Challenges of the Chinese Market” for Uruguay and in particular for the country’s beef industry. The event is organized by the Uruguay Society of Hereford Growers, the National Beef Institute and El Pais. Herefords are the base of production for Uruguay’s beef industry, and …

More North Americans, Europeans Investing in Uruguay Farmland

Patrick Archer agribusiness, foreign investment, real estate, uruguay

The sale of farms is on the rise in Uruguay, and a new wave of investors primarily from the US and Europe are doing the buying, according to a new report in El Pai­s. Pablo Beson describes the buyer profile as individual investors drawn to agribusiness investments in Uruguay as a safe harbor for their money, a stable investment alternative …

Best In Show: Uruguay Scores at La Rural Expo In Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, uruguay

“They are going to stop inviting us!” That was the reaction of Uruguay goalkeeper Juan Castillo after his team defeated Argentina in the Quarterfinals of Copa America 2011. The sting of being eliminated from the tournament Saturday night had just begun to subside when Uruguay upset the host nation again and took home another coveted prize: Best in Show at …