The Grupo Valouro acquisition of this huge farm was meant to build the most modern system for poultry production in Europe. With nearly 1250 acres “Herdade da Daroeira” has also developed an important agricultural activity, namely in corn, which is an essential raw material for the manufacture of poultry feeds. Corn storage implied the need of a cereal drying plant and silos, with the enough capacity to receive not only its own production, but also the neighboring farmers.
Ramalhal logistic department centers the supply of raw material demands for all feed manufacturing plants. However, this solution was not desirable for Daroeira due to the distance between the two locations and the inherent financial and environmental expenses.
Presently, Daroeira has a storage capacity for vegetable raw materials of 27.500 tonnes (drying plant and feedstuffs manufacture).