As the 4th largest beef producer in Europe, Italy produced 809,600 T CWE in 2016 (from 2.85 million heads), accounting for 10.4% of the EU production. In 2012, 40% of its slaughtered animals came from import of lean cattle, fattened in Italy.
Today, both beef and pork are important for the modern Italian meat industry, and famous cuts of Italian meats include salami and prosciutto. In 2018, the meat industry in Italy generated a revenue of approximately 24.48 billion euros. Over the period, the production value of the processing and preserving of meat has dropped significantly in the year 2011 (20 billion euros) and peaked in the year 2017 (over 23.4 billion euros). Production value decreased again in 2018 and registered at approximately 22.7 billion euros
European Beef – Italian Native Cattle Breeds
Over 800 breeds of cattle are recognized worldwide, some of which adapted to the local climate, others which were bred by humans for specialized uses. Chianina, Marchigiana, Maremmana, Podolica and Romagnola. Those are the outstanding native cattle breeds in Italy that offer worldwide consumer the European Quality Meat.
Chianina, The fourth-ranked beef in the world comes from Europe Italy. One of the most famous and well quality European beef. Umbria, located in central Italy, is the only region in the country without a coastline, and is known as the “green heart of Italy”. The Apennine Mountains pass through this. Along the way, the mountains are undulating, the rivers and lakes are vertical and horizontal, the jungles are dense, and the small towns and ancient towns are everywhere. Chianina cattle have lived on this land for over 2,000 years. At first it was used as cattle, but in the 1960s and 1970s, agricultural production was gradually mechanized. People found it delicious meat, and began to raise as a food cattle. Since the Umbrian cattle farms only feed their cattle with traditional natural feeds such as grain and grass, without any additives, after the discovery of mad cow disease in the 1990s, the value of quinine cattle has doubled because of its safety and deliciousness.
European Quality Meat from Italy. It offering the fine quality also the safety food on our table.
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