Animal husbandry is one of the most historically important activities carried out by the Cooperative.

Today, C.I.L.A. breeds pigs, dairy cattle and beef cattle.

  • The cuts and cured meats are obtained from heavy pigs – approximately 12,000 heads – fed with GMO-free feeds certified by the Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma (Parma Ham Consortium).
  • More than 140,000 quintals of milk are obtained from dairy cattle each year. Our milk is used by the Latteria Sociale San Giovanni for the production of Parmigiano Reggiano.
  • Beef cattle – bred separately from milk cattle – are fed with the same noble and natural raw materials: feeds free from GMO, silage and chemical additives.


The main objective pursued by C.I.L.A. is to combine economic efficiency and social responsibility through sustainable choices and a conscious use of technology. For this reason, the Cooperative has decided to increase investments in animal health and welfare, safety, and product traceability.

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