THE MONCLOVA CASTLE ESTATE IS THE PROPERTY OF EXCELLENCE SIR DUKE OF INFANTADO, IÑIGO DE ARTEAGA AND MARTÍN.
The property area is 5,350 Hectares, divided into three activities, agriculture, agribusiness and livestock.
It is located in the countryside of the lower Guadalquivir, part of the municipality of Fuentes de Andalucía, limiting also with other populations, to the North with Palma del Río, on the east by Luisiana and Écija, to the west with the campaign and to the south with Fuentes de Andalucía.
Its climate is Mediterranean with mild winters, little rain (between 400 & 500 l/m² per year) and hot summers.
The geography of the land in its south-western part is flat with slight slopes and sandy soils, in the Northeast, we can find a land with clay soils and steeper slopes.
As for the activities of the property mentioned above it should be noted that the first activity is agriculture, where grain crops (durum wheat, common wheat, barley, oats and triticale) predominate, followed by oilseeds (sunflower rapeseed), pulses (beans, peas and chickpeas). Regarding olive tree crops we have our own olivar, with different varieties such as Arbequina, Hojiblanca, Koroneiki and Frantoio. The second activity is agribusiness, where there is a mill, where the farm olives are milled with a milling capacity of 120,000 kg per day and a storage capacity of 1 million kg of oil, all homegrown.
We also have a composting plant where they manipulate and transform waste from the mill (alpeorujo and leaves), mixed with slurry and manure (from existing cattle on the farm), obtaining a material of high land value and structure high nutritional value to the crop plants, which saves us in the purchase of mineral fertilizers and additional revenues from the sale of part of the production of compost, which is having wide acceptance by both agriculture and gardening.
The third activity is the livestock (cattle in extensive meat production), with 600 dairy cows and 30 stallions, both females and males, are of the Limousine breed purebred. Livestock feed is all based on natural products, building on spring pastures part of scrubland that exists on the farm, in summer stubble of the grain harvest and during winter, feed based on oats and triticale silage, grown on the farm.