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Uruguay is located in South America. Is the second smallest country on the continent, bounded on the north by Brazil, on the east by Brazil and the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Atlantic Ocean and the estuary of the Ro de la Plata, and on the west by Argentina. The Uruguay River forms the entire western boundary. Montevideo is the country's capital, chief port, and economic center. 

The climate is temperate, with average temperatures of 12C in winter and 24C in summer and rainfall values of 1.000 to 1.200 mm per year.
Despite the uniformity of climate throughout the country, the great diversity of soils types determines the types of native pastures (75% of the total area) with a predominance of perennial summer species and very few native legumes constitutes the basis for wool and meat production.

The ecosystem is mainly composed of natural rolling pastures and low hills that allow the grazing of sheep and cattle all year round. Although sheep are run in all parts of the country, the flocks are mostly concentrated in less productive zones with

greater proportion of shallow soils or hilly landscape, such as the basaltic area in the north and the hills in the eastern parts of Uruguay.

The sheep population was 7,4 millions in 2014, while the beef cattle population was 11,84 millions. On a national basis, on average, livestock numbers (sheep and cattle) represent an average stocking rate of 0,80 livestock units per grazing ha (being 1 livestock unit = 1 cow = 6,67 ewes).



The sheep industry pipeline in Uruguay offers to the entire world a wide range of high-quality natural products from their primary production processes to those demanding industrial transformation.



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