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28
jun
2017

Silage

“I believe that our products are the most valuable offer for our customers, because they are associated with technical support” – Mateus Castilho Santos, South America Technical Support

“I believe that our products are the most valuable offer for our customers, because they are associated with technical support” – Mateus Castilho Santos, South America Technical Support
  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.