Our Story

In 1907, Don Juan Harriet, then barely 19, became independent of his family and started off towards Patagonia to buy cattle from the Araucano indians, who descended from the chieftain Sayhueque. He set out from Viedma with two friends, six farmhands and sixty horses. They covered 1,200 km up to the source of the Senguer river, on the foothills of the Andes, in the current province of Chubut.

Dealings with the indians were far from easy. In addition to their natural distrust, a long history of mutual betrayal and broken agreements between them and white men had to be overcome. Don Juan eventually managed to earn their respect due to his superior riding skills and his remarkable talent with the lasso, and from then on, a trusting, durable association was established among them. Harriet purchased 5,000 heads of cattle and 50,000 sheep from the indians. They were taken in successive drives to General Roca, which was the farthest the railway tracks reached to the South at the time.

Conservation & Sustainability

Our vast environment and landscapes are the source of life to Terra Pampa. For this reason, we do care and pledge to protect and preserve our resources. The conservation of our surroundings has been given top priority in every operation, from minimizing food waste to an integrated plan with the Ministry of Flora & Fauna of La Pampa province.


The amount we have donate for wild life conservation in the last 10 years


The company contribute with profit organizations


 We pay to the province each year in concept of hunting permits, tags and others

Social Responsability, Social Commitment

The firm has always been involved with the communities and wildlife of every one of its ranches in Argentina. From the early beginnings, the Harriet family has supported educational and health programs in all the provinces where the ranches were established (Misiones, Buenos Aires, La Pampa, San Luis and Chaco).

Charity Foundations

The family has contributed with different charity foundations such as: Conin, Valores para Crecer, La Chocleada, Alvarado, Haciendo Caminos, Leer, Conciencia, Caritas Argentina, Médicos sin Fronteras, Aldeas Infantiles, Pequeño Cottolengo Don Orione, among others.

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