Pioneers of the supply chain
From as early as the ‘90s, Fumagalli has incorporated, managed and directly controlled all stages of its production process, namely breeding, slaughtering, meat processing and curing.
Being solely responsible for its supply chain, it can trace and track the progress of the raw materials it uses and constantly monitor them. It implements the highest possible animal welfare standards and pays due attention to environmental issues. It is the only system of its kind in Italy and one of very few in Europe.
Animal Welfare Supply Chain
Organic Supply Chain
A dream come true: a 100% controlled organic supply chain whose compliance is certified by the eu and kiwa agrifood. We are proud of what we have achieved because it means we can give you, our consumers, more – more respect, more transparency and more quality. That is fumagalli.
The milestones in Fumagalli’s animal welfare journey
Year after year, in the name of animal welfare
European Commission commendation
The European Commission chooses Fumagalli as an example of Best Practice in its management of animal welfare on its farms and makes a video which it posts on its website.
Creation of the organic supply chain
Only the best in animal welfare:
- il 75% of sows live on straw bedding
- il 60% of inseminations occur in pens with freedom of movement
- il 28% of farrowing crates are open
- il 50% of pigs between 7 and 30 kg grow on straw bedding
- il 20% of sows live on straw bedding
Good Pig Award for our virtuous supply chain
A new award recognising our animal welfare achievements:
- il 70% of sows live on straw bedding
- il 43% of inseminations occur in pens with freedom of movement
- il 17% of farrowing crates are open
- il 40% of pigs between 7 and 30 kg grow on straw bedding
- il 9% of sows live on straw bedding
Good Pig Commendation for the wellbeing of our sows
A prestigious award received following a number of important projects:
- first insemination trials in spaces offering freedom of movement
- only open farrowing crates for sows when giving birth
- reduction in animal density per cubicle (+20-30% extra space)
- further 20% reduction in the use of antibiotics
Adhesion to the standards endorsed by Compassion in World Farming (CIWF)
Adhesion to the standards of the organisation that campaigns for the protection of farm animals:
- no docking of tails
- castration using anaesthesia
- start of vaccination trials to eliminate surgical castration
- application of a closed cycle disease-free protocol at the Cornarina (MI) breeding farm
No docking of tails, open farrowing crates, reduction in antibiotics
- Modernisation at the Nerviano site to enhance animal welfare and increase quality
- Partnership set up with a zootechnical institute to monitor and restrict administration of antibiotics
- First tests carried out with open farrowing crates
Updating of breeding farm management
Modernisation of working processes and introduction of new methodologies to safeguard the health of sows.
Use of straw bedding
In all growth and fattening areas.
No filing down of teeth
For all our pigs to ensure greater safety on the farms..