Production

The Milk

The company's production address is cereal-fodder-zootechnical. The products obtained from the herbaceous crops, are intended for the supply of livestock that consists of 450 sheep, 20 cows and 10 goats all with a dairy attitude.

Through a modern milking system, the bacterial charge of the milk produced is kept within the permitted limits so as not to affect the subsequent phases of the transformation.

The milking parlor is a sequential pneumatic type with stage (24 seats) suitable for both sheep and goats; it is composed of an access ramp, gate, mobile rear trolley, cereal lift system, doser and front opening.

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Sheep

Comisana: sheep originally from Comiso a municipality of Ragusa is now present throughout central and southern Italy. It is characterized by the brick red color of its head. It is a good producer of milk but qualitatively it is better as it is more fat.
Pinzirita: sheep present in all the high hill and mountain areas of the inland areas of Sicily. It has a medium-small size, the squat head of white color with irregular small black spots. It is a good producer of milk.
Barbaresca: endangered

Noticianapresent in the south-western area of Sicily

Cattle

Modicana: cow originally from the area of the municipality of Modica in Ragusa, present in the most difficult areas of Sicily. It has a coat from the Fomentino to the dark red with nuances towards the vinous. Of medium or small size, it has thin and small horns with crescent shape.
Cinisara: indigenous cow native to the area of Cinisi in the province of Palermo, widespread in all the impervious areas of the hills between the Sicani mountains and the coastal areas of the province. It has a completely black coat, small and dark horns.
Rossa Siciliana: In this breed converge Sicilian bovine populations once known as Modica breed varieties known as Mezzalina and Montanina respectively.
Place of origin and diffusion: mountain range of the Peloritani, Nebrodi and Madonie (Sicily), particularly difficult both from a pedo-climatic and food point of view. The color of the coat goes from the fomentino to the dark red with accentuations towards the vinous and the black.

Goats

- Girgentana: goat originally from the Agrigento area. The showy horns and twisted upwards characterize the morphology making it easily recognizable even to non-professionals.
Derivata di Siria (Mediterranean Red): goat breed that stands out for its mahogany red coat, of medium-small stature, very well adapted to the difficult Sicilian environmental conditions, good producer of quantum-qualitative milk.

Maltese: The distant origins of this breed are the Middle-Eastern side of the Mediterranean basin, Sicily and central-south. Strong dairy attitude that is well suited to the intensive stallion system. Breed in the wild, semi-wild and stable.
Argentata dell'Etna: A native breed of Etna and Peloritani, the Silver Goat of Etna is bred in the wild and semi-wild state in the mountain areas of the provinces of Messina, Catania, Enna and Palermo.
Today it is very rare. The main attitude is milk production. It is a very rustic breed from which is obtained a milk rich in proteins and other nutrients used to produce different typical quality cheeses.

Messinese
typical of the Peloritani Mountains.