On the Barba Estate there is also a large dairy cow breeding farm that is inspired by the principles of the Stalla Etica®
, i.e. breeding the animals with the full right to lead a life as similar as they would in nature.
The cows can freely access large outdoor areas, rest on a large surface of over 20 m 2 per animal of soft compost and have spontaneous and unrestricted access to the milking robots. They are all guaranteed healthy and plentiful food, water to drink, shelter from the elements, showers and fans for the summer and veterinary care when needed.
A circular economy is practised on the Tenuta Barba farm because the animals are served food that to a large extent is not suitable for human consumption, and the manure is used in the fields to feed the plants so that the use of chemical fertilisers is reduced to an absolute minimum.