Aliar SA using high plains for grain and pork

Aliar SA is consolidating an agro-industrial plan in Puerto Gaitan (Meta) via investment of US$130mil, explains company manager Jaime Lievano, the idea being to use the high plains locally for maize and soya, imitating successful Brazilian methods. The soil's acidity must be corrected and its aluminium levels must be reduced.

A late addition to the plan has been the farming of pigs with the maize and soya providing food for the 750 animals the project should eventually boast; the pigs will then become pork at Bogota's Frigorifico Guadalupe under the brand-name La Fazenda.

Publication: SABI - Business News
Provider: South American Business Information
Date: April 8, 2008