Animal Production


Angus Beef Certification


OIA has been enabled as a certifying entity to certify Aberdeen Angus beef cuts, with SENASA recognition under the Food Attributes Certification program (Res. 280/01). In turn, within the same breed, it is authorized to certify Black Angus (Black Angus) and Angus Colorado (Red Angus) in case a more precise distinction of the characteristics of this breed and its quality in terms of cuts is required. beef.

These certifications have recognition in the markets, mainly in the European Union, however, it is already taking relevance in markets such as Asia and the United States to consider ANGUS Beef Argentina.

To download the ANGUS Protocol from OIA click here.

The Beef Certification to Chile program is required by the SAG of Chile and is regulated by Law No. 19,162 and the technical norms that govern the Classification, Classification and Nomenclature of cuts of bovine beef destined for the Republic of Chile.

OIA is enabled by SENASA of Argentina and SAG of Chile, to develop this certification

High Quality Argentine Beefs for Switzerland (HQB)


This protocol was prepared according to the requirements indicated by Switzerland to access said market with cuts of bovine beef called “High Quality” (High Quality Beef).

High-quality beef are those carcasses or cuts obtained from cattle and stipulated quality parameters that meet the requirements established by a certain protocol, which guarantee special qualities, such as tenderness, palatability, color, etc.

Guaranteeing that the bovine beef indicated in the certificate complies with the specifications of the “Commitment of Switzerland Concerning Access to its Market for Beef”, which indicates that: “The carcasses or cuts come from bovine cattle not older than 30 months of age that have they have been fed for 100 days or more with a nutritionally balanced, high energy concentration ration that contains no less than 70% grains, and at least 9 kilos of total food per day ”.

OIA is authorized to carry out this certification both in Primary Production establishments and in Refrigeration establishments.

Animal Welfare

The protocol is developed by OIA to be applied to cattle and sheep throughout the chain to obtain animal products.

The objective of the Animal Welfare Protocol is to establish the requirements and criteria to comply with Animal Welfare, both in extensive primary production, transport and slaughter, while providing tools that allow applying good livestock management practices prioritizing welfare during animal life.

Certify cattle and sheep products from establishments that apply livestock practices so that Animal Welfare is met throughout the chain until the slaughter of animals

Generate a new paradigm of responsible production, which can be used as a model by livestock producers, adopting this management system for their production.

Guarantee compliance with the “Five Freedoms” through the set of practices aimed at achieving animal welfare:

  • Free from hunger, thirst and malnutrition
  • Free from sustained fear and stress
  • Free from discomfort
  • Free from pain, injury and / or disease
  • Free to manifest natural behavior

OIA is currently finalizing the assembly of the Animal Welfare Protocol for the Certification of Poultry Productions.


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