OUR COMMITMENT TO ANIMAL WELFARE

The quality of our products stems from the care we take over every aspect however small. For this reason, for several years, Citterio has been investing in its own farms where animal welfare is at the heart of the project. We provide suitable spaces, selected feed, and a healthy and active lifestyle. We ensure quality at each stage of our animals’ growth, to give you the best possible product.

Discover all the details of our animal welfare commitment

FARMS AND BREEDERS

We only cooperate with breeders who have been certified according to the strict "Animal Welfare Certification", thus sharing a breeding philosophy that respects animal welfare according to restrictive rules that guarantee it.

FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT

It is important for us to ensure that animals have freedom of movement: for this reason, the spaces in our farms are suited to their weight and size, promoting well-being at each stage of growth.

NO CRUEL INTERVENTIONS

Painful interventions or practices on animals, such as cutting ears, tail, and teeth, are banned in our farms.

BALANCED NUTRITION

We use automatic recognition systems to ensure that every sow has the right supply of nutrients based on age and weight. In this way, we ensure each meal is adequate, avoiding stress and excess feeding.

AN ACTIVE LIFE

It is important to facilitate the movement of animals and stimulate their curiosity: for this reason, our spaces are equipped with straw that is always fresh, wooden tree trunks and modern feeders that animals can activate only by specific actions.

CERTIFIED ABBAITORS

Applying the cruelty&stress-free rules is fundamental to us: therefore, slaughter takes place in facilities which are voluntarily certified in this regard.

PROTECTING AND SAFEGUARDING THE HEALTH OF THE ANIMALS AND THE CONSUMER

This is why we are committed to limited and responsible use of the drug. Only when needed, to protect the animal and its consumption.

100% ITALIAN

We have chosen to invest in Italy, in pigs that are born and bred in our country. Only selected breeds that are 100% Italian.