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The Current State Of Pastoral Farming In Uruguay

Back in the early years of the 21st century, when soy production began to dramatically increase in Uruguay, many worried voices were heard concerning the future of pastoral farming, the traditional land use. Yet, the URUGUAY XXI 2014 foreign trade report lists meat and related exports as the first product, ahead of soy beans. Do both land uses exclude each other? Not necessarily, because the country still has ample room for productivity increases in its 17:322.000 hectares of gently rolling pastures. AREAS…