Milking cows are bred on bunks in the main body of the barn, directly connected to the millking parlor, separating primiparous cows from multiparous ones. The separation is due for two reasons: first, to diversify and take care of the feeding of the two gruops and to avoid that the first time mothers suffer the effect of the social hierarchy between animals.
In each bunk soft rubber mats are placed, covered by straw and renewed periodically.
Instead, the other heads of cows, from young cattle of various ages to dry cows, are stationed in collective boxes on deep litter with straw, that is added every other day and renewed completely every week, in order to ensure the best hygiene for the animals.
Only the calves are housed in individual boxes, until two months of age, that is, until weaning and they are fed twice a day with reconstituted milk powder.
Instead the calves from the 120 days to 8 months receive a specific animal feed for their growth needs based on a mixture of hay, grass, silage, triticale and raw materials such as soybeans and corn, according to the physiological needs of the group and the period of the year. Even the group of heifers from eight to ten months are fed with specific feedings according to their specific needs.