Argentina: Sorghum recovered due to exports to China, and is now seeking a place in the domestic market

Updated Jun 5, 2023
The crop abandoned its lethargy and gained planted area and production, with the Chinese market as the main demander. Will it be able to consolidate its boom and once again be an option for animal consumption in the domestic market? These questions were answered at the Maizar 2023 Congress, in the panel on the future of sorghum led by Juan Alzari, a Gear SA trader; José Arrieta, president of Coppcor and treasurer of the Argentine Pig Federation; and Bernardo Iglesias, an INTA researcher focused on poultry nutrition, a meeting that was moderated by Julián Siri, coordination manager of Advanta Semillas. A few years ago, sorghum abandoned its lethargy and began a path of recovery in the Argentine productive scenario. Today it is an export crop that, due to some conjunctural circumstances, is currently trading above corn and its main customer is China. There are two questions that hover over this activity: if this scenario is going to consolidate and if this return will also have a ...
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