Cattle operation (4 250 heads): Autumn service was complicated as natural pastures were affected by heavy rainfall and floods of the river which had originated in its Brazilian border. Heifers body condition before service was not the best which lead to a lower pregnancy rate than expected. Weather conditions improved since and meadows have recovery their forage production, improving general conditions of the cattle. Rearing heifers and steers are been fed with corn and soybean supplementation.
Agriculture activities: We finally decided not to sow corn as planned (304 has budgeted) and return to a more stable crop rotation : soybean / soybean – Pasture on the plots with the highest AG potential in order to improve forage resources and quality for cattle operation.
Soybean: So far, we are facing a very dry period which lead us to interrupt seeding process some days. Today, 330 hectares of soybean has been sowed, around 40% of the plan.
Rice: was sowed during the optimal period (323 has planted vs 328 has budgeted) and irrigation of the fields will start in November.
In addition, some new internal roads have been developed in-house to allow better services and manoeuvres for our operations.
During the current cycle and for future diversification purposes, we are testing soybean cultivation. As you can see below, the plants are developing well.
Our main production there – rice, is so far developing also well. We need now more sunny days (light) and high temperature so that the plant continue its optimal development. We have registered 300 mm of rain in October and so far 60 mm in November.