Resort Day # 2

Yesterday we had another relaxing day at Rio Quente resorts. There were slides we could go on and very relaxing hot springs that we could go swim in. We were able to meet Pedro and his family at the resort, Pedro works as a consultant for Cargill. Pedro is going to be our tour guide as we go to Goies and visit some of the cattle stops. Today we visited one of the largest cattle feedlots in Brazil. They usually raise around 35,000 bulls a year that they take to harvest. Brazil's cattle industry is very different from ours and they usually do not casterate their males because they can not put implants in their beef cattle. So the cattle producers like the males to have higher levels of testosterone so they gain faster. It typically takes a market animal around 2 1/2  -  3 years to get to market weight.