FARM SERRANO KURT, West Bahia, Brazil
Probably the best farmland in the world
Located in the tropics of West Bahia in Brazil, some 800 meters above sea level on a flat plateau intersected by small rivers, Farm Serrano Kurt represents an opportunity to acquire superior agricultural soil in a region with farmland known to be amongst the most productive available anywhere in the world. Despite appreciation averaging 5%-10% per year since 1990, land prices in West Bahia remain low when compared with other parts of Brazil and are at positively bargain levels when compared internationally. Several influencing factors are now converging to a point where it seems likely prices in the region will start to catch up much sooner rather than later.
OFFERED FOR SALE AT US$ 16,750,000
Existing farm infrastructure:
- Farm size: 3840 ha (1200 already developed into grassland)
- Location: Brazil, West Bahia, Cerrado
- Current operation: Cattle farm
- Large wooden farmhouse
- Autonomous solar power supply.
- Residential building for employees
- Wells for the cattle and a supply of fresh drinking water
- Own diesel generator
- Runway for small airplanes nearby
- Good internal and external roads
- Operational costs — up to 30%
- Taxes — up to 5%
Farm Serrano Kurt consists of two contiguous plots as well as legal reserve land totaling 3 840 hectares of lands and is currently operated as cattle ranch raising cattle for breeding and beef. The farm’s herd consists of around 1 000 cattle, most of which are females of breeding age. The average fertility rate of more than 85% means that at least 850 new calves can beexpected every year.
The property includes a large wooden farmhouse which has its own autonomous solar power supply. There is another residential building for employees’ use, wells for the cattle and a supply of fresh drinking water. A main road is currently under construction directly alongside the farm and there is a runway for small airplanes. The property is connected to the electricity grid and has its own diesel generator. Both internal and external roads in the immediate vicinity are of good quality. Three people are currently employed at the ranch.
The property is fenced all round and its situation adjacent to a river means that a supply of water for the cattle can be guaranteed even should the normal water supply be interrupted
Of the farm’s 3 840 hectares some 1 200 hectares have already been transformed into grassland. Another 700 have been prepared for grass cultivation and about 1 100 have been left completely untouched
Supporting infrastructure is already well developed, particularly in the immediate area of the farm. Electric power from the state grid is available, and there will soon be paved access to the network of highways providing a direct connection to the export ports some 800 km to the east.
CATTLE RANCH OR CROP FARM?
The current focus on livestock at Farm Serrano Kurt is due mainly to the smaller logistical and personnel challenge presented in comparison with other types of farming. The region is particularly amenable to cattle ranching with an extremely low rate of parasitic infection in evidence amongst the animals.
Cultivation of grass for cattle is, in any case, one possible intermediate step in the preparation of Cerrado land for agricultural use.
Much of the land on the farm is therefore ready to be switched to crop production at anytime!