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THE ESTANCIA

At the end of the 19th century, this estancia was born as part of the Tierra del Fuego Exploitation Society, the largest cattle network in the history of Chilean Patagonia. We still conserve and use the houses and facilities built from its origin, rescuing this cultural heritage of great value.

 

Forged by European pioneers, with 100.000 hectares, it is today the largest in the region, with one of the largest livestock areas and extensions of crops in this area.

Some grasslands have been improved with forages to improve their livestock capacity to supplement livestock in winter when conditions require it. This improvement of the prairies has also generated an increase in the native fauna given the greater availability of food. This is how numerous individuals of guanacos, ñandú, caiquenes, etc. are seen in the improved prairies sectors.

Livestock management is done respecting the preservation of natural grasslands, avoiding overlogging and consequent erosion. One of the main objectives of the current work is to achieve the coexistence between livestock and wildlife.

The care of the cattle is carried out by baqueanos or gauchos who travel the field on horseback with dogs trained to surround the cattle. We also have protective dogs, which are a fundamental part for the protection of livestock.

The territory has an exceptional variety of native flora and fauna due to its condition as a biological corridor with the Torres del Paine National Park.

 

Along with the various species of animals such as the Puma, the Gray Fox, the Chingue, the Ñandú, the Guanaco and the Condor that can be seen frequently in the surroundings, there is also an incredible diversity of plants and flowers.