Breeding

The farm was established in 1960 and was initially devoted to the breeding of lattoni (small swine, up to 30 Kg, that eventually take on other breeding methods, such as fatten-up breeding).
In the last few years, it has been restructured and re-sized in order to provide for the production of around 300-400 fatty swine per year.

BreedingPart of the swine is sold for the production of Parma ham, whereas another part is kept on our farm and processed into  our aromatic cold cuts.

We farm the most commonly selected breeds: a cross between the Large White, of English origin, the Landrace, of Danish origin, and the Duroc, from the USA.
This cross allows for a perfect balance between the fatty and lean proportions of the meat.

Our swine are fed strictly by hand - not with sophisticated, mechanical methods - in order to keep constant surveillance over their healthy growth. Their daily diet consists of a mix of the best local staple cereals: barley, oats, and corn.

The whole feeding process is rigorously monitored by Langhirano’s extremely efficient USL sanitary service. The service ensures that the swine’s meat is healthy and genuine, and that it is guaranteed 100% Italian.

HERE ARE A FEW PICTURES OF OUR LOVELY PIGS....

AND HERE YOU CAN SEE SIGNOR GIOVANNI FEEDING THE ANIMALS...