Agriculture in South America – Argentina

I was on a cruise around South America during January, February and March 2013.  I went to Columbia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and French Guiana.  I went to haciendas, estancias, and ranchos where there were Hausas and Gauchos.  Below are some agriculture photos from Argentina.

Penguins on sheep estancia on Valdez Peninsula near Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Penguins on a sheep estancia on Valdez Peninsula near Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Pampas northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina with native Pampas grass and the trees were all planted
Pampas northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina with native Pampas grass trees
Soy Beans near Buenos Aires, Argentina
Soy Beans near Buenos Aires, Argentina
Chicken farm near Buenos Aires, Argentina
Chicken farm near Buenos Aires, Argentina

Horse Estancia near San Antonio de Aerco, Argentina

Horse Estancia near San Antonio de Aerco, Argentina—the gauchos trained their string of horses to stay with an old mare with a bell on her so they would recognize her and the bell sound. If two strings of horses were mixed, the gaucho could ride in and get the old mare, lead her out and the rest of his horses would follow her.  This originated when there were no fences on the Pampas (flat grass land.)

Gaucho near San Antonio de Aerco, Argentina—notice the number of saddle blankets and cinches
Gaucho near San Antonio de Aerco, Argentina—notice the number of saddle blankets and cinches
Hay on the Pampas northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentinapsd
Hay on the Pampas northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cows near Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cows near Buenos Aires, Argentina
Trailers to haul polo horses near San Antonio de Aerco, Argentina
Trailers to haul polo horses near San Antonio de Aerco, Argentina

From RealRancher Jonita Sommers – Pinedale, Wyo.

Editor’s Note: We will post more photos from Jonita’s trip in coming posts!

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