by Emily Buckley
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Oganizers of the AFIA*AGRO de las Americas are especially optimistic about this year’s show, set to take place once again from March 6-8, 2003 at Expo Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. With tariffs on meat products being eliminated in 2003 under the NAFTA agreement, the Mexican livestock industry is looking for new ways to modernize in order to thrive and is hungry for new technology. And with government assistance programs now in place, they expect to see interest from buyers.

AFIA*AGRO de las Americas started as an exhibition for the feed industry under the sponsorship of the American Feed Industry Association in 1992, with the aim of helping American feed companies to penetrate the Mexican market and in particular to find local distributors and agents. Over the last ten years, AFIA*AGRO de las Americas has evolved into the largest international exhibition for the feed, livestock and agricultural industry in Mexico and Central America. Companies looking to penetrate the Mexican market have been able to select distributors and agents who attend the exhibition in strength.

The organizers claim that domestic companies have seen their sales soar as a direct result of the exhibition. "Both the official country and U.S. State pavilions have been able to directly track sales from the companies in their respective pavilions into the millions of dollars."

This year some new exhibitor categories have been added, including: Automation and Control (computer programs, complete mill control), Bag Handling Equipment (bag handling, bag slitting machines, bag formers, bag filling machines), Waste Disposal Plants, Manure Treatment Systems, Crop Dehydration, and Fertilizer Processing. Over 100 companies will be exhibiting (see Exhibitor list).

The show will open on Thursday, March 6 at 9 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2003.


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Exhibitor List

4B Component, Ltd.

A.E.R.S.A. Bedford México

Alimentos Balanceados para Animales/Watt Publish.

Almacenadora Mercader, S.A.

Alpha Agricultural Corporation

AM-CAN, Inc.

American Feed Industry Assn

American Feedmilling Systems, Inc.

Anderson International Corp.

Arancia Corn Products, S.A. de C.V.

Avicorvi E.U.

Bartlett Grain Company

Behlen Manufacturing Co.

Beta Raven Inc.

Biotecnologia Industria, S.A. de C.V.

Brock Grain & Feed Systems

Brown Bear Corp.

Buhler, S.A. de C.V.

Bunge North America

Cargill de México, S.A. de C.V.

Chelated Minerals Corporation

Chicago Board of Trade

Chief Industries, Inc.

Comercializadora La Junta, S.A. de C.V.

ConAgra Trade Group

Continental Agra Equipment, Inc.

CPM/Roskamp Champion

DeBruce Grain de México, S.A. de C.V.

Diamond V Mexico

DICKEY-john Corporation

Distrib. Mexicana de Transmisiones de Ponencia

Dosatron International, Inc.

Dupps Co.

Equipos para Envasado, S.A. de C.V.

Equipos para Peletizar, S.A. de C.V.

Exafan de México

Feed Management Systems

FERMEX, S.A. de C.V. (fermentaciones mex.)

Ferraz Maquinas e Engenmaria Ltda.

Ferrocarril Chiapas-Mayab, S.A. de C.V.

Ferrocarril Mexicano, S.A. de C.V.

Fischbein Co./REHMEX, S.A. de C.V.


Garvey Processing, Inc.

Gonbar Construcciones, S.A. de C.V.

GSI International

Hartz Seed México

Hidrogenadora Yucateca, S.A. de C.V.

Illinois Department of Agriculture


Jacobs Corporation

Kenneth Mair & Asociados

Kunafin "The Insectary"

La Casa de la Báscula, S.A. de C.V.

Luma Industrial Pecuaria, S.A. de C.V.

Martin Sprocket & Gear de México

Material Storage Systems, Inc.


MEPROSA (Mecanizaion y Proyectos)

Merrick’s, Inc./Mexicomm


Molinos Aztecas y Juper, S.A. de C.V.

Montajes Electromagneticos de Occidente

Muench Edelstahl GmbH

National Cottonseed Products Assn., Inc.

National Hay Association, The

Naturalmente Pureza

Nebraska Corn Board

Nebraska Dept. of Economic Development


Nuplen, S.A. de C.V. (LALA Alimentos)

Nutrion Software (Comerc. de Software)

Oil-Dri Corporation of America

Omega Protein, Inc.


Perfiles Plasticos Flexibles, S.A. de C.V.

PetAg, Inc./Productos Quimicos Agropecuarios

Phumber House & Equip., S.A. de C.V.

Poultry & Industrial Suppliers, Inc.

Ragasa Industrias, S.A. de C.V.

Reef Industries, Inc.

Repete Corporation

Riley Equipment, Inc.

Ritchie Industries, Inc.

Romer Labs de México, S.A. de C.V.

Rosal Instalaciones Agroindustriales, S.A.

Scafco Corporation

Scott Equipment Company

Scoular Company, The

Seedburo Equipment Company



Sud Chemie de México, S.A. de C.V.

Sweet Mfg. Co.


Tecnicas Nutricionales, S.A. de C.V.

Tecnologia Avanzada de Manufactura

TFM, S.A. de C.V.

Trouw Nutrition

Tubería Laguna, S.A. de C.V.

U.S. Dairy Export Council

Van Aarsen International B.V.


Victorinox México, S.A. de C.V.

World Grain

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture