Sunday, 1 April 2012

last days in Brazil.

Well the end is near, I am in the airport at Sao Paulo waiting to fly to Santiago Chile have decided to catch up with the last days events.We travelled to Ubereba the beef capital of Brazil to look at artificial insemination facility and semen collection .Man there were some big animals out there these big boys have the life we were told that they are worth up to $400,000 , and are treated like kings. The whole process is pretty close to a Friday night at the local pub, the maiden heifers are paraded around to get the bulls going , I probably don't need to go into anymore detail ,"you get the picture" .  It was a pretty interesting visit even considering I am not a cattleman.

Our last visit of the trip was a 3rd generation family farm that started with 60 ha and produced a small amount of milk from his small dairy heard, he now has his 4 sons involved and farms around 2000 ha with crops including coffee, sugarcane, soybeans,sorghum,corn,sillage,as well as having fish farming ponds and running a 1100 cow dairy. The best part of his diversification was a sugarcane rum distillery which is a traditional Brazilian rum called Ca Sash A I don't know the proper spelling but that it how it sounds.

Anyway homeward bound now, and Rhys kindly worked out that I have a travel time of 41 hrs until I get in to Townsville.

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  1. suzanne granshaw1 April 2012 at 22:47

    It is going to be good to have you home, but also sad to see this blog coming to an end. It certainly has been interesting following you on your journey as you're go along. It's been fun for us, we haven't had to do the travelling!

  2. It's good to have you home again.Thanks for taking us on this journey with you.It has certainly been an eye opener in so many ways.I hope the "real world" isn't too boring for you now,and that you can personally implement some of the ideas that you have come across on this remarkable trip.