It takes part of the farm Punta del Agua, with a 400.000 ha surface located South from the National Route 150.
In the region of Coquimbo around 6.500 people work as goat bearers.
Owners and carers of their own cattle, they are primary producers of cheese, some are agricultures and others eventually are miners.
Heirs of the wisdom of their predecessors in the practice of the transhumant shepherding characteristic of the agriculture of the semi-arid geography.
The woman has a very important role in the breeding of goats in Chile. Most of them, carrying their children, go with their men to the mountain range and work from sunrise to sunset in the production and sale of cheese.
In spite of his tough life story, Juan Gustavo works with her brother, who is defined as his partner and together, they lead 300 goats.
For decades, shepherd families have survived without official help, with a regime based in the production of their food and in the barter.
Present in the Fiesta Provincial de Los Valles and Cumbres Iglesianos, typical event of the area.
Historically, the gaucho was the homeless habitant of the Pampas who travelled with no particular destination in their horses. They had slings, poncho, lasso, knife, yerba, sault and tobacco as their only baggage.
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