Cotton

The plume is the main cotton product. It is from it that the fiber is made and is used by the textile industry. The cotton is a natural fiber, biodegradable and sustainable which collaborates with the conscious consumption. Brazil is among the five main produces of cotton in the world and the state of Mato Grosso is leader in the production.

 

We are one of the first company producers of cotton in Mato Grosso and currently, it is the main product of the company having 58 thousand hectares of planted area, 20/21 harvest. The production is 100% certified by the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and by the Responsible Brazilian Cotton (ABR).

 

The cultivation of cotton here at Scheffer is coordinated by specialist professionals in commerce and agriculture, who always aim at the quality control of the plume from the farmlands to its sale.

 

To improve the production of cotton, we rely on the RFID system which allows to perform the tracking of the cotton from the moment it is harvested to its processing. With that, we assure agility and safety in the process of weighting, storing and processing of cotton.

 

We have five cotton gins, which process altogether, 800 tons/day and our storage capacity is of 65 thousand tons of cotton in plume.

 

The cultivation of cotton is made as a second harvest, that is, the cotton is planted immediately after the harvest of soybean. This way, our planning is structured so that we have the optimization of the use of the soil, and a better use of the machines and other pieces of agricultural equipment.

 

Besides the plume, through the cultivation of cotton it is possible to take advantage of nearly everything from this culture and one of its by-products is the cottonseed.

 

We are members of the International Cotton Association (ICA) since 2019. The ICA establishes the norms and rules for the world commercialization of cotton, it has more than 550 members in the whole world and its participants represent all of the referring sectors to the cotton commercialization. The mission of ICA is to protect and legitimize the interests of those who commercialize cotton be them the buyers or sellers.