The Uruguay, Paraguay and Paraná Rivers began to overflow in late December 2015 after a period of unusually heavy rain, blamed on El Niño. Since then over 120,000 people have been forced from their homes. The current flood in South America involves three major rivers and their tributaries, running through 4 different countries (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay).
One of those is the El Dorado river which is connected upstream to our farm San Bartolo located in Salta province.
None of our staff member or livestock have been affected but you can see the current flood situation on one of our plots dedicated to natural pasture.
Bellow you will find a weblink showing you work progress made in our rice operation in Paraguay.
For our 1st campaign, 1,326 hectares are going to be sowed and should deliver an expected production of 9,950 tons of rice. 1,872 additional hectares of rice cultivation could be added next campaign.
For now, 300 hectares are in seeding progress and rice shoots are developing so far very well.
Purchased in February 2007, this 6.261-hectares farm has being transformed from 100% cattle production to a mix of 43% crops and 57% cattle. We had also a extensive dairy factility.