SOIL MANAGEMENT AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

Great care, knowledge of the territory,value to people

01. SOIL MANAGEMENT

Encouraging a culture of hard work and respect

C.I.L.A. manages more than 1,100 hectares of farmland.
The agricultural activities – carried out following well – established cultural and regulatory practices – are intended to obtain raw materials for:

  • The feeding of animals – fodder (alfalfa and grass) hay cereals
  • The cogeneration plant – corn silage
  • The direct sale – wheat

In recent years, the Cooperative has created an integrated supply chain with its neighbours, who have become its suppliers of fodder, hay and corn kernels: an organisational approach that made it possible to effectively integrate the supply of raw materials.

02. ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

Animal welfare is both a requirement and an objective

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.

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