Corn is the main ingredient on birds feeding and represents 70% (seventy percent) of production costs. Therefore, part of the corn used by the Alvorada Group in Feed Plant comes from the company's agriculture units.
The corn quality is very important to the Company. It might affect considerably the production cost, livestock performance and eggs quality. Corn compositing is also taken into account, which might be affected by soil type, fertilizing, weather, hybrid type, and physical, chemical and microbiological contamination affecting the nutritional composition. Therefore, the corn must follow the quality control plan to be accepted at the plant.
The drying process is also carried out in Feed Plant being the most proper procedure to prevent micro toxins after harvest.