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At Engordar, we ensure traceability of each animal, from its birth to the end of its productive life, in order to meet our customers’ maximum standards (slaughterhouse workers, regional and national meat processing plants and consignees). Through them, our production turns into meat for domestic consumption and exports.

Flavour, tenderness, succulence and nutritional values are some of the characteristics that make our meat stand out.   

Thanks to genetics and Brangus and Braford herds that adapt to our environment, we reached an efficient productivity per hectare, since these breeds have a good performance in the pastoral system and in feedlots. Combining both production systems, we managed to consolidate in the animal good volumes of muscle mass and optimal finishing, obtaining good marbling, a distinguishing characteristic of our meat.

The work of our teams, comprised by professionals trained in genetics, feeding, health and welfare, guarantees the best animal expression in each production stage.

In 2022, we fitted two feedlots out for selling herds to export meat processing plants under the category UE NO HILTON (no EU HILTON Quota). This allows for a new trade channel. It was something achieved by all the members at Engordar, since personnel from the field, administrative and commercial sectors, together with other collaborators in the operations with the Argentine Service for Agri-food Safety and Quality (SENASA) participated.

This challenge accomplished joins the one accomplished before in two establishments which already have the UE HILTON (EU HILTON Quota) standard.

Market Chain

Our activity begins at the breeding corrals, where Brangus and Braford calves and their combinations are born and live until weaning. Then, they move to the rearing process where calves become steers and heifers. In the case of male calves, pastoral rearing increases their weight until they reach 350 kg so that they can enter the fattening in feedlots process, which results in an animal weighing 420 kg for domestic consumption.

There is also the possibility of keeping the steer weighing 350 kg in pastoral rearing in order to produce a young bull weighing 500 kg meant for export.

From this rearing, we separate female calves that are genetically superior regarding their composition and that they can become future mothers. If they don’t meet these conditions, they continue the rearing process and are sold as heifers weighing 320/380 kg.

Quality Genetics, Breeds that Produce Beef

One of our characteristics is the intensive monitoring that we perform in each animal. We maintain a high genetic standard with planned crossbreeding processes based on ideal meat characteristics. In this way, we ensure livestock uniformity, reaching an optimal meat yield.

Through a process of genetic improvement that we have been carrying out for decades, we keep streamlining our livestock to get better products in the market.

“The search for excellence in the meat of our animals is only possible thanks to team work, from genetic crossbreeding, selection and logistics to commercial contact”.

Daniel Navarro

What Is the Hilton Quota?

It is a tariff quota for high-quality beef export that the European Union allocates to different countries. Currently, Argentina has a quota of 29,500 tons per year, and they can only come from establishments registered with the registration office certified by the European Union.

It requires that animals are exclusively fattened with pastures from their weaning. Engordar has 2 establishments with EU HILTON Quota.

At Engordar, we are committed to streamlining our production, maintaining quality, in order to position ourselves and be competitive in the most demanding markets in the world.

Clear Results

Through the sales channel to big meat processing plants, at Engordar, we have been performing a quality follow-up of the herds we produce since 2021, by gathering the information received from slaughtering reports.

The following assessment was carried out in accordance with Argentine regulations on herd classification and assessment (Resolution No. 32/2018) by licensed categorizers, who classify and assess meat after slaughtering.

99% of our samples have been assessed with excellent, very good and good, highlighting that the fattening level is suitable in a 51% and ideal in a 45%.

Assessment of Our Meat