On 3 August 2017, the GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR stopped to promote Good Agricultural Practices in Uruguay. The TOUR Stop was organized by Trazur and took place at the Chamber of Commerce and Export of Agriproducts in Montevideo.

 The 44 participants of the two-day event included employees from producer and supplier companies, veterinarians, students of agriculture and veterinary medicine, and others from various different backgrounds.

 The conference began with a short welcome speech by Dr. Hugo Estavillo, organizer and Member of the Organizational Committee at Trazur, Mr. Gonzalo Fernández and representatives of GLOBALG.A.P. Dr. Diego Salgado, GLOBALG.A.P. Farm Assurer Manager and Trainer, then provided a detailed presentation about the GLOBALG.A.P. Livestock Standard and its implementation. This was followed by a presentation from Maria Florencia, Quality and Food Safety & Compliance Corporate Manager at Arcos Dorados, about the organization’s expectations from suppliers around the world, including animal welfare programs.

 After a short break, Christiane Mokross from GLOBALG.A.P. informed the audience about the GLOBALG.A.P. Academy, the GLOBALG.A.P. Farm Assurer Program and its benefits. Andrea Pastore, Technical Officer at URUD’OR, then held a presentation about the benefits of GLOBALG.A.P. Certification. Heidi Gremminger, Senior Expert at GLOBALG.A.P., continued the TOUR Stop with an in-depth presentation about the GLOBALG.A.P. Crops and Aquaculture Standard.

 After the lunch break, Dr. Hugo Estavillo, continued the conference with his presentation about ISO/TS 34700 – Animal Welfare Management. The last presentation of the day was held by Dr. Luis Castro, veterinarian from DMV, about Good Practices in animal transportation. The first day of the event was then rounded off by an interesting plenary discussion and lively Q&A session.

 On the second day of the GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR Stop the participants were given insights into the operations of a milk parlor and calf rearing on a farm visit. Furthermore, they also received information on Good Agricultural Practices in livestock farming as well as traceability in meat and milk farms followed by on-site demonstrations.

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Programa preliminar                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Jueves 3/8/2017
07:30 - 08:30  Acreditaciones
08:30 - 08:45 Apertura
Cr. Gonzalo Fernández, Dr. Diego Salgado (España), Farm Assurer Manager, GLOBALG.A.P.
08:45 - 09:30

Implementación del protocolo GLOBALG.A.P. en Ganadería
Dr. Diego Salgado (España), Farm Assurer Manager, GLOBALG.A.P.

09:30 - 10:15

Expectativas de los Arcos Dorados sobre sus proveedores a nivel mundial incluyendo programas de bienestar animal
Maria Florencia, Gerente Corporativo de Calidad, Food Safety & Compliance, Arcos Dorados

10:15 - 10:45 Pausa
10:45 - 11:30

GLOBALG.A.P., capacitando y creando sólidos cimientos para el futuro
Christiane Mokross, Farm Assurer Program, GLOBALG.A.P.

11:30 - 12:15

Beneficios y aprendizajes de la certificación GLOBALG.A.P.
Ing. Agr. Andrea Pastore, URUD’OR

12:15 - 13:00

Implementación del protocolo GLOBALG.A.P. en Agricultura y Acuicultura
Ing. Agr. Heidi Gremminger, Senior Expert, GLOBALG.A.P.

13:00 - 14:00 Almuerzo
14:00 - 14:45

Norma UNIT-ISO/TS 34700 sobre Bienestar Animal
Dr. Hugo Estavillo , Comité Organizador, Trazur

14:45 - 15:15 Buenas Prácticas en el Transporte de Animales
Dr. Luis Castro, Veterinario de ejercicio liberal, DMV
15:15 - 16:00 Plenario de análisis y discusión
Panel de especialistas invitados



Sábado 5/8/2017
07:00 Salida desde la Cámara Mercantil 
09:30 Visita a Sala de Tambo y Crianza de terneros con Trazabilidad                                                                                                                                    
11:30 Partida hacia predio ganadero
13:30 Llegada y almuerzo en el campo
14:30 Demostraciones en Instalaciones con Buenas Prácticas Ganaderas
16:00 Herramientas y equipamientos que utilizan Trazabilidad
17:30 Retorno
19:30 Llegada a la Cámara Mercantil

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