Everyone arrived on Saturday and Sunday anxious to see the area and meet fellow delegates and young ranchers. We started Monday at
the Durango Convention center with a welcoming message from the Secretary of Agriculture, State of Durango, Fransisco Gamboa Barron. Each country introduced their delegates and expressed their excitement for the upcoming week and the advancement the FNBA has made since its creation.
A quick wardrobe change and we were on to our next stop. La Punta ranch, owned by the Saravia brothers. This was a very historic ranch, with their main operation based out of a hacienda which was constructed in 1573, owned by the family since 1903. Several family members still live in the hacienda and we were honored to be invited into their home. The five brothers operate 1500 purebred animals focusing on five breeds, Angus, Hereford, Charolais, Limousin, and Normandy dairy. We were treated to incredible Mexican steak meal, which was all produced from their operation.
Look for tomorrow’s blog, from Australia, as we are heading off to a dinner and show which I’m sure will include much Tequila!