The breeding of dairy cattle...

The production process is set by nature.
The summary of what we will describe is that if the animal is healthy and well fed, it will impregnate, born the calf and produce milk.
The nutrition is the other decisive factor of the production process.

Let 's go into the fields...


All the fields we manage are grown according to the nutritional needs of the herd with corn, sorghum, but also barley, rye grass and wheat. The ripe plant is chopped and silage in either horizontal or vertical towers. Corn is the main element of the daily ration of dairy cattle because it gives starch which is the source of energy. Filled all the containers, the remaining production is threshed and given to the Cooperative where is dried and stored.

Let's go back to the cowshed...

The main aspect of our management is the respect of the environment.
Clean and healthy berths provide a larger production of milk with a better quality. The attention to the animal welfare awards: for instance, the introduction of air shaft has allowed an improvement in terms of production and a greater number of pregnancies. Our best goal is to get pregnant cows but also young, hardy and healthy heifers, sexually ready to be fertilized for the first time that today take place after 13/14 months, 40 years ago the first fertilization of the heifers started at the age of 17/18 months
To reach these conditions of weight and size we need to feed the calves very carefully.

History History History History History

Long time ago the mating was managed in the cattle shed, the operators literally brought the females on heat to the bull. Afterwards, due to the increase of number of animals, bulls were left in the cattle shed and instinctively covered all the females available. This practice is still used, however, the scientific research took a large place in this field. Indeed, today the artificial insemination is the most used because it allows to improve the morphology and the production characteristics of the herd.
Every day the operator check all the signals that show the heat of the cows then proceeds to the insemination of the cows and heifers according to a mating plan carefully prepared together with the manager of the company. This work has always enabled our company to have daughters better than mothers.

At birth the calf is taken from the cattle shed and placed in the cage where the operator can carefully control the ingestion and gut work, responsible for promptly reporting to the company manager if there are normal behavior or not.
At the beginning the calf will drink only diluted cow milk, then gradually fed with a very high protein and vitamin content fodder, up to 60 days of its life. After that, up to 75 days it stays in a box with four other calves and ends the weaning process with the graduale abandonment of the milk.
Later on the calves are moved into boxes of 15 calves, this stage lasts for 30 days and the calves are subjected to the first vaccination.
Afterwards the calves are moved to a calves box where, in a group of 30 animals, remain for a period of about 60 days.
The next step marks the arrival into adulthood, here they stop for about 180 days and reached the age and weight, get ready to become mothers.
La bovinaThe dairy cattles eat a daily ration of chopped, corn, grain, soybeans, cotton in proportions and quantity according to the production level and age during the production of milk.