Real estate for sale - Agricultural businesses
Agricultural estate in the Extremadura with 570 hectares of land for the breeding of black Ibérian pigs
Agricultural estate for sale with about 570 hectares of land, which comprises about 120 hectares of holm oak woodland, 95 hectares of olive groves, 130 hectares of arable land as well as meadows and pastures on 210 hectares. The property is ideal to keep cattle (about 400), sheep (about 3,000) and/or Ibérian pigs. The manor house is spacious, a hotel business with 10 guest rooms and a large air-conditioned hall (seats 400) with an adjacent chapel are perfect for celebrations and functions. The estate has obtained a sought-after license for breeding black Ibérian pigs, which is an indigenous and unique breed. The Ibérian pigs must be kept in a special free-range environment (Dehesa de Extremadura), which is a protected designation of origin in the European Union. The main feature of the surrounding environment in the Extremadura close to the border of Portugal are numerous holm oaks, with their acorns being the exclusive feed of the purebred black Ibérian pigs. The acorns provide several unsaturated fatty acids, which are incorporated into the flesh and are responsible for the unique taste and outstanding appearance of the Ibérian ham (Jamón Ibérico). The control council of the protected designation of origin of the Jamón Ibérico in the Extremadura only grants the keeping of pigs after an extensive assessment of the land as well as quality and quantity of acorns, which makes the respective license a valuable asset. The keeping of animals on the property could either be pursued by the buyer or the "Dehesa" could be leased.