The impact from scientific and technological progresses in different sectors of global economy is increasing and in agribussiness it’s not different.
According to speciaists, this type of system has enormous potential, generating less costs and a bigger profitability in production.
With 12 years of experience, Aliança Farm, which is located in Caçador, middle west of Santa Catarina state, has been investing in automation. In the last weeks, the farm acquired two Egg Disinfection Machines and one Slat Washer from Fornari Industry.
According to the farm’s manager, Maycom Alberto C. Romanatto, betting on automated equipments is now a matter of not only following trends but mainly surviving in the market due to the lack of labor and high production costs, making the activity unfeasible sometimes. “We’ve already felt positive reflexes of the implantation of these equipments, especially regarding the water consumption that has always been high, besides the fact that we offer a final product with better quality.”
Enabling automation in a larger scale because of the continuous labor reduction to work in different activities in the field is a common scenario in developed countries and that grows rapidly in Brazil. This new process, together with modern practices of efficient use of inputs and natural resources (water and soil) – which have enormous relevance to mantain competitiveness and sustainability of the sector – are very important factors for the growth of Brazilian agribusiness.
Despite the size of the challenges, against the current changes in the field, such tools and systems will be also essential to preserv the environment, thus assuring productivity, efficiency and sustainability.