High levels of production have Goiás poised to break records with 14% y-o-y growth in 2011The agribusiness sector in the central state of Goiás began to boom in the late 1970s for two reasons. First was the introduction of the Brachiaria grass, which originated in Africa. The grass adapted well to local conditions and turned previously barren land into lush grazing pasture for livestock. To take advantage of this newly available land, Zebu cattle from India were imported in huge numbers. This particular breed of cow, adapted to high temperatures, thrives in Goiás and is farmed for both dairy and beef. The introduction of rice farming also had a great effect. Since the 1970s, the Brazillian Cerrado, a vast tropical savanna occupying a large portion of the state of Goiás, was increasingly exploited; its climate is ideal for rice production.
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