Awareness of the need to modernise zootechnics grows throughout Europe.
Market demands and new consumer awareness have encouraged many European producers to change their practices and apply the standards adopted by organic farms and breeders concerned with animal welfare; this trend is growing in Italy, too.
The benefits of applying these standards are not limited to ethical issues focusing on greater attention to the needs of the animals, but include improving the quality of products and their safety, thanks to the greater number and more stringent nature of the controls involved.
Even the environmental impact of this kind of breeding is lower, because pharmacological treatments are restricted or, in some cases, totally absent and the feed and fodder used are organic.
Raising animals on straw bedding and allowing them greater space reduce the risk of injury and increase cleanliness at breeding farms, so less work is needed, fewer resources are used and the volume of CO2 emissions is greatly reduced.
Fumagalli Salumi, a pioneer in this kind of breeding, has created its own organic and animal welfare supply chain which is 100% certified. This commitment has been awarded with success on the market and prestigious prizes, even internationally.