By: Pecsa On: February 17, 2016 In: In the field Comments: 0

Pedro Nogueira/Pecsa

In November 2015, pasture reform activities began in three partner farms: Mitaju, Nossa Sra Aparecida and Bevilaqua. These properties are located at the municipalities of Alta Floresta, Paranaíta and Carlinda,respectively, in the northern region of Mato Grosso State, Brazil.

Since then, these properties have gone through a series of sequential interventions as harrowing, liming, fertilizing, leveling and planting, in order to enhance pastures productivity and also contribute to the conservation of natural resources.

So far, 1300 hectares of new pastures have been planted on the farms, and the large volume of rainfall characteristic of this period of the year has contributed to the development of these grasses. Thus, within approximately 15 days, part of this area will be able to receive the first animals for fattening.

The Permanent Preservation Areas (Áreas de Preservação Permanente – APPs) are at the georeferencing and demarcation stage. Degraded APPs will be restored, while those in good conservation conditions will be only fenced for protection from cattle. In both situations following the provisions of the Brazilian Forest Code.

The implementation of infrastructure to support sustainable cattle ranching activities is also underway. Thus, it was initiated the construction of the pipeline to deliver water to the troughs, and also the fences to demarcate lots where the animals will be created.

The first animals that will go through the fattening process in the farms supported by Pecsa were already purchased.  Thus, 400 animals were “chipped”. The installation of chips, which seems like an earring on the animal, aims to identify, monitor and ensure their traceability.

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