Investments in Agribusiness
With more than 25,000 head of cattle, and 65,000 hectares of land in Brazil and other countries, Brasif has invested extensively in agribusiness. It manages its own farms, planting crops such as soy and corn, raising, promoting genetic improvement and selling elite cattle and their genetic material, as well as commercializing beef cattle.
Brasif’s farms are regarded as leading examples in Brazil due to their holding of one of the world’s best herds of Nelore cattle, and due to its active role in this sector since 1971 – initially at the Mata Velha Farms, and subsequently also at the Santa Marina Farm.
This success has been achieved due to the genetic superiority that has been acquired, accumulated and multiplied over the years in the herd, as well as to the special treatment that the herd receives. Brasif’s aim is to make every new generation of Nelore better than the previous. It has achieved this goal year after year, as witnessed by the more than three dozen awards and medals for its animals in exhibitions; its recognition as best cattle exhibitor in numerous years; records achieved in livestock auctions; and the performance in sales of its genetic material.
CATTLE AND AGRICULTURE
Brasif maintains a herd of many thousand head of cattle, and plantations of soy, corn, eucalyptus and sugarcane. Apart for agricultural production, Brasif also invests to achieve returns on assets acquired on an opportunistic basis, in regions with high potential for increase in land value.
One highlight in the present portfolio is the 40,000-hectare Santa Terezinha Farm in Mato Grosso – a highly productive region that has recently benefited from improved logistics and infrastructure. After acquiring this property, Brasif has invested to bring it up to the standard of the best farms in Brazil.