The Consortium verifies compliance with the rules for feeding cattle
The feeding of the cows whose milk is turned into Grana Padano is crucial. The Consortium makes sure that the feeding complies with the rules, laid down in the Product Specifications, which describe in great detail the kind of forage that can, or cannot be used. Currently, in addition to the permanent meadows used in some areas of the Mantua region, the use of temporary meadows has also been spreading. It is grown in rotation with other crops such as alfalfa, regarded as the queen of forage crops Throughout the years, summer and autumn catch meadows have also been added. And maize (corn) has become the par excellence forage crop in the Po River. Finally, more and more farmers opt for unifeed, a single forage mix - always the same – whose components must comply with the rules established by the Product Specifications.