Strongly committed to the efficiency, productivity and high quality of its grains (soy and corn), fibers (cotton) and seeds (soy, cotton and forage), Bom Jesus Agropecuária is one of the five biggest commodities company in Mato Grosso.

It develops its activities in 14 cores which add up to more than 200,000 hectares of cultivated area in Mato Grosso and Bahia. It produced over a million sacks of seeds in the 2012/13 harvest, as well as 356,000 tons of soy, 290,000 tons of corn and 60,000 tons of cotton lint.

AGRO-ICON-produtividadeThe search for productivity is the keynote of the company. Its efficient planning, with the interlaid planting and harvesting of corn, soy and cotton, allows the use of the land, machines and structure all year long. This factor, along with the use of the best agricultural techniques, seeds of high quality and highly productive lands, allows one of the highest productivity rates, which are above the average obtained in Mato Grosso.

AGRO-ICON-terrasThe operation happens in the company own lands and others which are leased, of excellent quality, and use an efficient model of agricultural partnerships.

Extreme care is taken with the land. This includes the permanent preparation, correction and fertilization of the soil, along with the interlaid culture planting, intensifies the use of the land and ensures the maximum efficiency in its management. Aiming to ensure the quality of its products and services, Bom Jesus constantly invests in the equipment modernization and its own infrastructure.

AGRO-ICON-clientesThe high quality products are commercialized with the major processing companies in the world, such as Bunge, Cargill, ADM and Louis Dreyfus, among others. The company also exports cotton and sells seeds straight to the region producers.


Bom Jesus Sementes, company which has impelled the growth of the Bom Jesus Group, was founded in 1987 by Luiz Vigolo along with his children, in the Bom Jesus Farm, in the city of Pedra Preta (MT), aiming to provide selected seeds for the regional agriculture. It was from the seed business that the identity of the Bom Jesus label, today recognized in the varied business of the Group, was born.

It produces conventional and genetically modified seeds with the Monsoy (soy) and TMG (soy and cotton) genetic technologies, as well as soil fodders and disease control. It’s today one of the biggest producers and processors of soy and cotton seeds in the country.
It annually sells around 1.2 million soy seed sacks and about 60,000 cotton seed sacks to over 500 customers.

Its production is distributed in the Cerrado region – Mato Grosso, Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, Rondônia, Maranhão and northern Minas Gerais.

producao_ProduçãoNowadays the production is concentrated in the cities of Pedra Preta, Alto Garças, Guiratinga, located in the Serra da Petrovina, where the best weather conditions in Mato Grosso for the seed production are registered, and the cities of Rondonópolis, Juscimeira and Tangará da Serra. From 2014, the seeds will be also produced in the state of Bahia.

The processing units, located in Pedra Preta, in the Serra da Petrovina, and in Tangará da Serra, are fit out with state-of-the-art equipments – granary, seed dryer, gravity table, cleaning machine, standardizer, and spiral separator, among others. The most modern unit of the Group is located in Pedra Preta, where Bom Jesus Sementes has, in a partnership with Syngenta, a seed treatment machine unique in Brazil.

Aiming to increase the productivity and quality, Bom Jesus Sementes constantly invests in fertile agricultural areas, the employment of specialized technicians, analysis labs, and bio-technology and process automation. The seeds can receive industrial treatment, which is more indicated than the treatment in the farm, because it doesn’t offer contamination risk for the staff nor the environment health.

biotecnologia_BiotecnologiaSo that the producer can make a profit, Bom Jesus Sementes invests time and Money in new Technologies. As well as the traditional techniques applied in the production, it’s shareholder of TMG (Tropical Melhoramento & Genética) which, since 2001, has used technology of genetic improvement to raise the cultivation production potential and making the tillage handling by the producer easier.


Know the Benefits of Industrial Seed Treatment

Application of pesticides in high technology machines.

Accuracy of dose applied.

Uniform distribution of the product in the seed.

Process carried out by specialized team, in compliance with labor and environmental laws.

It exempts workers from any contact with the product.

It does not require investment of time and people for the treatment.

Polymers guarantee the high adhesion of the product to the seed.

Allows storage without affecting quality. Just open the bag and plant.


Bom Jesus Agropecuária is a major cotton producer in Brazil. The company initiated the cotton production in the state of Mato Grosso in 1998 and today the cotton represents almost 20% of all the cultivated area, taking up 37,700 hectares in the 2012/13 harvest.

Bom Jesus Agropecuária is part of the Instituto Algodão Social (IAS), an organization which aims to promote the corporate responsibility among the cotton producers in the country. Among the purposes suggested by IAS are the regulating of the work relations, the environmental management and the certification of the products for a correct adequacy to the new requirements of the national and international markets.

The cotton is planted from the month of December on and the harvest starts in June, the dry season in Brazil. The plain topography of the Cerrado allows a mechanical harvest. The harvested cotton is benefited by the machines the company owns, where the fiber is stored and later commercialized in the internal and external markets.

As well as following the recommendations of IAS to make the value chain of the cotton more responsible, Bom Jesus Agropecuária invests in each of the production steps to ensure productivity and quality. The actions include the maintenance of production lands, use of high quality seeds which are also free of pests and diseases, good correction and fertilization of the soil and the commodity outflow through its own transport company.

Soy is the main culture of Bom Jesus Agropecuária in the planted area, representing 60% of all the producing land and covering 121,700 hectares of the 2012/13 harvest.

The state of Mato Grosso is the main soy producing region of Bom Jesus Agropecuária. The seeding happens from September to March, when the soy is mechanically harvested and stored in the company’s warehouses and others which are rented, to be then sold in natura to the national and international markets.

The soy grains have essential role in the eating habits because they are a powerful source of protein, from which oil is extracted and foods such as flour, cheese and soy meat are produced.

To ensure the productivity and quality of the soy that goes into the market, Bom Jesus Agropecuária prioritize the fertile land acquisition, seed quality – internally produced with state-of-the-art technology – and the good preparation and fertilization of the soil. The production outflow is also carried out by Bom Jesus Transportes, which contributes to the Bom Jesus product competition.

At Bom Jesus Agropecuária, the corn is a strategic culture that fills in for the second harvest farming, which happens after the soy harvest. In the 2012/13 harvest, the corn cultivated area was 43,800 hectares.

In Cerrado, where the soy monoculture prevails, there is a necessity of alternating the vegetable species in order to avoid the soil chemical, physical and biological degradation, as well as diseases, pests and weeds. Corn and other grasses, as pasture, are highly compatible with this purpose.

The corn plantation follows the same strict rules for quality as the other cultures of Bom Jesus Agropecuária.

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