- Please tell us your job function and explain what your dutiesare on a daily basis to support Sil-All?
I am based in Brazil and my main job function is to provide technical support to Sil-All end users and distributors in South America. On a daily basis, I spend part of my time helping farmers identify areas of improvement in silage production to enhance cattle health and performance. Besides that, I also help the company to carry out research projects and field trials in South America.
- What’s your favorite part of the job?
My favorite part is to see our customers satisfied with the quality of our services and products.
- Why did you decide to work on the agriculture industry?
I was raised on a dairy farm in Brazil and when I was young I used to spend a lot of time at my grandfather’s farm feeding the animals, riding horses, driving tractors, or whatever they would let me do while I was there. Because agriculture was part of my youth, I decided to pursue my career in this field. During my undergraduate and graduate studies at the university, I worked in a forage laboratory and I also conducted several trials with the dairy herd and with various forages. These were the main reasons why I decided to work in the agriculture industry.
- What are the main challenges when you talk about silage inoculants?
I think that the main challenge is to convince farmers that the investment of resources in a good silage management program is one of the major keys to maximizing animal performance and welfare and farm profitability.
- Why are Sil-All products the most valuable offer for your customers?
I believe that our products are the most valuable offer for our customers because they are associated with a dedicated technical team that is constantly providing field support and technical training.