Recommendations for Juan Carlos
Atilio Atencio worked with Juan Carlos at Agropecuaria La Gibareña S. A.
I had the pleassure of being Juan Carlos Professor of Animal Breeding and Applied Animal Genetics while he was attendiding our School of Veterinary Sciences (Univ. Centroccidental de Venezuela) where he received his Degree in Veterinary Medicine. By that time he was an outstanding and very cooperative student then becoming a distinguished professional in his private practice and ranch management. I strongly recommend him as an excelent DVM and higly skill cattle ranch manager as well as a very honest person with very high moral values.
Dr. Atilio Atencio, DVM,MS,PhD
Emeritus Professor of Animal Genetics
Escuela de Ciencias Veterinarias,
Dept de Reproduccion y Genetica Animal
Dr. Jorge Ordoñez was managed by Juan Carlos at U. S. Feed Grain, Venezuela. Beef Program.
Juan Carlos Santandreu is a Venezuelan veterinary who worked with me for many years while I was in the US Feed Grains Council. During that period of time we worked at setting up a private sector extension program for medium and large beef operations in Venezuela. This extension program was designed to alleviate grain usage constraints by the large beef production entities. From this work we developed a ranch management computer program modeled from the US National Cattlemen’s Association, worked with rangeland management, accounting, animal genetics, grain usage in supplementation of range cattle, feedlot nutrition, etc.
Juan Carlos Santandreu worked for over three year period in Lara, Yaracuy and Barinas States of Venezuela where he was in charge of over 10.000 head of cattle in our range cattle supplementation project. He is a hard worker and very competent in attending to visiting consultants, organizing meetings, translating and interpreting concepts for consultants and Council personnel and obtaining meaningful results for both beef and dairy operations.
Santandreu family had a couple of ranches in Barinas, Venezuela. Because of government taking over rural agricultural properties and making agriculture completely political in Venezuela; Santandreu family decided to sell their ranch and move to United States. I understand that the Santandreu family would not have any problem adjusting to its new environment.
Juan Carlos Santandreu is a great person to work with. He is both very smart and a hard worker. I consider him one of my best associates.