Nowadays sustainability is more than a company philosophy, it’s a necessity. Our “Piggly” farms reflect the sustainable philosophy in every detail, from the farming method to the renewable energy management.
Our building icons to sustainability
Animal welfare first
Better social and economic conditions of farmers
Safeguard of the health of local communities
Commitment to ensure a circular economy
Energy and heat thanks to biogas
In the farms, we host around 18 thousand pigs per year, whose slurry is transformed into biogas. The thermal energy produced is used for some breeding departments and to heat the offices.
The Biogas plant has the ability to purify and eliminate sewage smells, so to make us sustainable from a social point of view.
a 100% natural fertilizer
The biogas plant produces digestate: an excellent natural fertilizer that allows us to eliminate the use of chemical fertilizers in our fields and improve crop yields.
A farming model
that does not impact
but enhances it!
The “carbon footprint” survey confirms what we have already analyzed in recent years: we produce CO2 three times lower than any type of traditional farming.
This happens exclusively thanks to our sustainable farming system in all its aspects! If large farms are chasing sustainability by purchasing machinery and products that in turn consume and pollute, we have logic, architecture and nature on our side.
Piggly farming is sustainable from the beginning and will always be.
For 1 kg of liveweight Piggly pig, 1.06 kg of CO2 are produced,
against the approximately 5 kg produced by traditional farms.
Piggly farms offer a innovation the arrangement of the roofs to optimize photovoltaic energy.
Thanks to an original inclination we were able to install photovoltaic panels on each structure, which allow us to produce renewable energy and to better insulate the roofs with obvious benefits on natural ventilation.
energy saving and animal welfare
Sustainability for us also depends on the well-being of our animals. The architecture designed for the pigsties of Pegognaga (Mantua) allow the gentle arrival of natural air from the South without the use of fans.
A constant recycling of the air is therefore created, which doesn’t allow the ammonia produced by the sewage to stagnate. This is constantly removed to feed the biogas system.
The use of active microorganisms sprayed in the stables further improves the quality of the air and eliminates odors and flies as well as insecticides.