Integrated Production System

Integrated Production System

Location: Central Brazil

In 2015 this Swiss farm received an award for the best cheese produced in Brazil. The farm is partnering with dryGrow testing of the growth of Opuntia ficus-indica cactus for fodder amended with rock dust to increase the mineral content and nutrient density of the cactus for fodder.

The feed will be given to the cows and the research will investigate the quality and quantity of milk. It is a 3-year study that will measure 11 variables of milk quality. Furthermore, the farm is located in a humid climate with higher precipitation than dryGrow’s other research areas with the intention and the purpose of the research to understand how the cactus performs in a more humid climate.

Stefans farm 21Jequie, Bahia Brazil 2. smaller









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