A glance at our history
We still conserve and use the houses and facilities built since its origin, rescuing this cultural heritage of great value. Forged by European pioneers, with 247.105 acres, Cerro Guido is today the largest Estancia in the region, with one of the largest livestock and crop extensions in the area.
Some pastures have been improved with forage to increase their capacity to supplement the cattle in winter when conditions require it. This improvement of the pastures has also generated an increase in native fauna due to the greater availability of food. Thus, in the sectors of improved pastures there are numerous individuals of guanacos, rheas, upland geese, and other animals. Livestock management is carried out respecting the preservation of natural grasslands, avoiding overgrazing and consequent erosion. One of the main objectives of the current work is to achieve coexistence between livestock and wildlife.
Livestock care is carried out by "baqueanos" or "gauchos" who roam the fields on horseback with dogs trained to surround the livestock. We also have protection dogs, which are a fundamental part of livestock protection. 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 diverse species of animals such as the Puma, Gray Fox, Magellanic Skunk, Rhea, Guanaco and Condor that can be frequently observed in the surroundings, there is also an incredible diversity of plants and flowers.