COW -CALF LINE
Granda Team produucts and nutritional solutions line for cow-calf line livestock farms
About 50% of meat produced in Italy comes from the fattening of animals from foreign countries and the main exporter to our country is France, with over 70% of the re-stall supplied.
Annually Italy imports a bewildering number of young cattle to be fattened that vary on average between 1,100,000 and 1,300,000 cattle. This situation arises from the marginal presence on our territory of suckler cows compared to the bovine heritage and which places Italy in 16th place in Europe, highlighting a serious criticality for the future of national zootechnics, in consideration of the increasingly widespread and pressing demand for cattle re-stall by various European and not-European countries.
The opportunity to increase the cow-calf line farms’ numbers (100% made in Italy) to support and contribute to the request by the meat supply chains to increase the calves’ number born in Italy, is strengthened thanks to several factors:
- the continuous request for re-stalls by Italy
- the sensitivity of consumer towards national products characterized by a high and constant quality standard
- the need on the part of the marketing sector (from large organized distribution to small butchers) to offer its customers a meat that, in addition to being of high quality, clearly differentiates itself (Among the distinctive characteristics, in compliance with a high quality standard, the origin stands out and specifically “meat obtained from animals born and raised in Italy”, therefore 100% made in Italy)
ALL OF THIS TRANSLATES INTO TANGIBLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR LIVESTOCK ENTREPRENEURS COW-CALF LINE:
Safeguarding productive realities of fundamental importance for national zootechnics
Safeguarding the territory and the local economy
Opportunity for the consumer to purchase a product entirely Made in Italy, i.e. born, bred and butchered in italy and qualification of the production system and of the final meat product, including organic ones.
Increase in the self-supply of re-stall cattle and development of agreements/contracts with fatteners
Animal welfare’s improvement by reducing transort stress and health problems that characterize imported cattle
Reduction in the use of antibiotics
Granda Team, which was born in the Cuneo area of Piedmont, has coexisted from the beginning with the needs and requirements of the Piedmontese breed. This has led us, in addition to having about 30 years of experience in the sector, to increase our skills and our know-how on the cow-calf line and to transfer our knowledge, little by little, throughout the national territory.
The Granda Team’s commitment in supporting the actors of the ITALY-ITALY beef supply chain throughout the national territory, with various genetic breeds in the various territories, has been to constantly propose dedicated solutions for each reality with the aim of satisfying needs. and make different business and production models sustainable.
GRANDA TEAM, TODAY, SUPPORTS THE BEST ITALIAN COMPANIES WITH AD HOC NUTRITIONAL SOLUTIONS TO PROMOTE THE HEALTH OF THE HERD AND THE CALF AND THEREFORE MAKE THE ENTIRE BREEDING AND FATTENING CHAIN MORE SUSTAINABLE.
Among the best Italian companies, the Biancardi’s farm sited in Maccastorna (LO – ITALY) certainly stands out, one of the largest and best known in terms of the Limousine cow-calf line farm, which has been collaborating with Granda Team for several years.
The farm houses a total of 1,250 cows/calfs, destined to be marketed in Italy and all over the Europe.
The company’s owner, Dr. Matteo Biancardi, thanks to his great experience as a farmer, explains which are the variables to manage and the measures to be taken to obtain excellent results in terms of performance on the farm.
The Granda Team’s goal is to become a strategic partner for livestock (COW-CALFS LINE) companies and to contribute to the value’s creation by acting with its services and solutions on the farming’s key activities.
PRODUCE HEALTHY AND FIT CALVES
ACTING ON THE FARM COWS AND CALVES THEMSELVES NUTRITION
GRANDA TEAM’s solutions maximize all farm’s production factors. Starting from the crop plans’ choice and the feeds available in each farm, GRANDA TEAM’s specialists support the farmer in overseeing the manger’s management through consultancy actions and the technology’s application ON FARM with process controls, analysis and advanced diagnostics.
The targeted and specific supplementary diets and solutions’ choice makes it possible to transform what is the main production cost (feed) into an opportunity to maximize revenue through the prevention of what can become pathologies or technopathies with a strong impact on the production cycle’s sustainability.
Monitor that the forage, farm’s production and purchased raw materials’ nutritional parameters, are in line with the assessments made when preparing the diets in the reference nutritional model
Correct diet’s manufacture
24-hour ration’s availability and distribution
Optimum ration’s homogeneity
Impossibility of ration’s selection
Controlled leftovers’ management
NUTRACEUTICALLY MONITORING THE CALF’S LIFE FIRST DAYS WITH ITS OWN SOLUTIONS, ESSENTIAL TO IMPROVE THE RESTAL PERIOD PERFORMANCE AND MAXIMIZE THE GENETIC POTENTIAL
PRODUCING A WEENED CALVES’ GREATER NUMBER HELPSING THE COW TO ACHIEVE A GOOD FERTILITY PERFORMANCE WITH THE GOAL OF GENERATING ONE PREGNANCY/YEAR
With GRANDA TEAM’s services and solutions, the COW-CALF LINE livestock farms supervise their farming’s KEY ACTIVITIES in an optimal way, reduce the COST STRUCTURE making it SUSTAINABLE and increase the GENERATED VALUE.