Stockgrowers plan trip to South America |

Stockgrowers plan trip to South America

South Dakota Stockgrowers Association is taking reservations for an exciting trip to travel across Chile and Argentina this fall, from October 12 to October 22. Reservations for the tour can be made no later than July 15 by calling Leslie at 605-341-0744.

“This trip was built specifically for us to see what farming and ranching is really like in another part of the world and it’s a very unique opportunity,” said Silvia Christen of the SD Stockgrowers. “We’ll be traveling with other ranchers from South Dakota, and we have a Spanish speaking tour guide to help us get around the country and the language.”

The tour starts off in Santiago, Chile with three days of tours to wineries, cattle feeding operations, ranches, the shipping docks at the Port of Valparaiso, and some time to explore the city of Santiago. From there, the tour crosses over the Andes Mountains into Argentina.

The group will spend four days enjoying tours of grass fed and conventional beef operations, local wineries, grain elevators, a farming operation, and tour the Cactus Feeders feedlot. The tour ends with a few days around historic Buenos Aires, Argentina with a Tango dance show, tours of this enormous city, and a trip to the Liniers Cattle Auction which boasts some of the largest cattle auctions in the world, five days a week.

“The trip is open to anyone, and there’s only a few weeks left to make your reservations,” said Christen. “Our travel agent can make arrangements for anyone from anywhere in the U.S.”

For more information about this trip visit or call Silvia Christen at 605-342-049.

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