The start of the process of a cattle export operation (garrotes) is the search for new customers in various parts of the world. When we locate an opportunity, we enter into a contract with our client where their needs, livestock and operation specifications, quantity (by weight or head) and breeds are exposed.
That done, we align the cattle to our customers’ specification and bring the cattle to our feedlot, which is E.P.E (Pre-Export Station) to begin the quarantine period. During this period the cattle are selected and taken care of to meet the specifications of the clients, as well as the requirements of the importing and national countries, established in the sanitary protocol of CZI (International Zoo-sanitary Certificate). At the end of the quarantine, the oxen are sent to the port for export along with their health certificate and other documents for export.
The process of exporting live cattle is similar but simpler, since the cattle are already developed and the requirements of importing countries are lower.
Brazil has a huge presence in the international agricultural market. Its exports span all parts of the world, and in addition, its land distribution and weather conditions favor large-scale production and origination.
Regarding bulk corn, Brazil exported in 2017 more than 29 million tons, equivalent to more than US $ 4.5 billion to countries such as Iran, Spain and Egypt that import approximately 50% of the volume. Soybeans, another grain with high export levels, reached the incredible mark of US $ 25.7 billion and a volume greater than 68 million tons, destined for China, Spain and the Netherlands for more than 90% of the total volume.
Alpha Commodities works from the origination of grains (Soybean and Corn) to delivery in the importer’s country. Alpha Commodities stands out for its Barter operation, where inputs are traded and supplied to producers in exchange for a portion of their future crop, including risk management through hedge operations. The products supplied by Alpha Commodities are of absolute quality and follow the quality standards specified by ANEC (National Association of Cereal Exporters), besides knowing the origin of their product, respecting laws and acting in a sustainable manner.
Brazil is the largest exporter of refined sugar in the world, with an incredible $ 2.36 billion mark in 2017. Brazil’s main sugar importing countries are the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Angola and over 81 % of total exports in 2017 went to Middle East and African countries.
Alpha Commodities started its sugar exports in 2017, and since then has already established relationship with more than 30 mills in Brazil and experience in various contractual forms, such as the annual one, in which periodic exports are made throughout the year to the same importer. In addition, Alpha Commodities has a structure to meet the importers’ requests according to their needs, in any mode, FOB or CIF. Refined sugar exported is of the VHP and ICUMSA 45 types.
The results of negotiations with industries and distributors have been excellent and optimistic, ensuring medium-term exponential growth in this business unit. Alpha Commodities guarantees the quality of its product, as it carefully pays attention to its origin.