Precision livestock farming at Brazil’s Fazenda Santa Fé cattle farms increases ranches’ productivity
Brasilia: Red dust blows across the broad and sweltering steppe, and there’s a strong smell in the air. Forty thousand head of cattle can’t help but give off a certain odor. These ones have no idea that they’re pioneering the future of livestock farming. Thankfully for those sensitive to smell, Fazenda Santa Fé, one of Brazil’s largest cattle farms, is situated far off in the Brazilian state of Goiás, some 400 kilometers southwest of the capital, Brasília.
Photo: Fazenda Santa Fé, one of Brazil’s largest cattle farms (credit: Bosch)