Discover Estância Coxilha.

Braford and Corriedale 100% pasture, in the heart of the Pampas Gaúchos.

About usSustainability

Responsability and quality.

The Estância works with the breeding of full-cycle beef cattle, Braford cattle, made up of Hereford genetics over 50 years old, and also Corriedale sheep. Apart from meat, wool is also exploited commercially.

From the birth of the calf or the lamb, to its marketing, everything happens within the property, thus guaranteeing the quality and origin of the production.

All cattle are identified and tracked by the SISBOV system (Brazilian System of Individual Cattle Identification).

Our biome is our greatest asset. And we consciously produce to preserve and educate.

About Estância Coxilha

Estância Coxilha is located in southern Brazil, in the Ibirapuitã Environmental Preservation Zone, in the municipality of Quaraí, Rio Grande do Sul, 596 km from the capital Porto Alegre.

The property, founded by Doctor Luiz Custódio in the early 1960s and later directed by José Antônio Ardais Wortmann, is in its third generation of administrators and has around 20 employees. Currently, Victor Wortmann, grandson of Luiz and son of J.A.Wortmann, is in charge of managing the estate of Estância Coxilha Agropecuária and Grupo LAVIDA.

Its mission is to honor the history and heritage of previous generations, by conducting transparent management with respect to social issues and responsible with respect to the environment.

Our objective is not to produce more, it is to produce better.



This is our commitment. Animal, social and environmental well-being are not choices, it is our duty. Until the food/leather reaches the final consumer, we work in synergy with nature and with the patience necessary for biology to develop at its own pace, without hormones or growth accelerators.

What is animal welfare?

Here we work all year round, rain or shine, to ensure that the life cycle of the animals we raise is the best it can be.

Animals should be treated with dignity, affection and respect. After all, it is these animals that sustain the local economy and provide the meat that ends up on tables around the world.


Animal welfare is not something subjective. There are 5 fundamental freedoms that must be followed with discipline:

Nutritional freedom: The animal must live free from hunger and thirst. He must have access to food and water in the quantity, frequency and quality ideal for his consumption.

Health Freedom: This is about living free of disease, pain and injury of any kind, in addition to proper treatment, including prevention with vaccines.

Environmental Freedom: This is about living without discomfort in an environment with comfortable temperature, surfaces and areas.

Behavioral freedom: free to exercise one’s natural behavior. It is essential that the animal is in a compatible environment to exercise, through objects, actions, spaces, among others, its natural behaviors.

Psychological freedom: Living free from negative feelings that can cause stress, anxiety or fear, thus avoiding psychological suffering.

Preservation and productivity with ethics and technology.

Preserving the fields of the “pampas” biome, in 90% of its approximately 4,200 hectares, production goes hand in hand with preservation, thanks to farming that respects the ecosystem and cultural ancestry, without giving up the productive efficiency.

All animals raised on our property are 100% pasture-fed throughout their cycle and are managed following animal welfare booklets and training, aiming for quiet, respectful and safety-conscious treatment of employees.

What makes the Pampas biome exceptional?

Estancia Coxilha has its entire area in the Pampa biome, one of the 6 Brazilian biomes and is located between Uruguay, Argentina and part of Rio Grande do Sul. This rich ecosystem includes about 2,500 species of vascular plants, about 70 types of cacti, at least 385 species of birds, 90 land mammals, in addition to reptiles and insects and microorganisms, according to a survey by the Federal University of Rio Grande. do Sul(UFRGS).

This same study provides figures on the greatest differential of Pampean livestock: native grasslands. There are approximately 450 species of grasses and 150 species of naturally occurring legumes that provide unique flavor and nutrients to meat. This is because animals develop a healthier fat profile compared to grain-based diets; that is to say more omega 3, more omega 6, and also a greater potential for natural antioxidants such as, for example, vitamin E.

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