Newsletter N°9 – 21st December 2018

2 January 2019

Bruna2019 – Fix the date!

The 51st National Brown Herdbook Show will take place in Montichiari at the Centro Fiera del Garda from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd February 2019.




Anarb  Central Technical Committee

Some very important decisions were made during the latest CTC: the new ‘on-step’ method for gentic and genomic evaluations, the new udder index (from December 2018), improved genetic indexes for fat and protein. More info on the next issue of rb, rivista ‘la razza bruna’.



The December Evaluation Run shows a high genetic value of the sires selected with genomics. The newest entries are in the First Run Sires list and the new udder index. The sires with the highest number of Rank 99 daughters are Italian: Zephir and Bender. The daman dog female genotyping has been increasing lately.

 Achieved goals

The complete report and the technical  goals achieved by the ANARB in the past year. The average milk production is 7,425 kg with 4.05% fat and 3.95% protein. The average casein content is 2.86%. The genotype of Beta-casein A2A2 is 67%. K-casein BB is 82.5%.


An excellent year

In 2018 about eigthy Bruna show were organized, a record compared to the previous years: Pasturo, Cogolo, Doccio, Valtrompia, Livigno, Erbezzo, Serina, Vedeseta, Dossena, Colorina, Velturno, Livinallongo, and Lenna where the first  Bruna Originaria Show took place. The Minister Mr. Gian Marco Centinaio visited the show in Noceto.


LATTeco AnarbNew data base

The PSRN requires the collection and the use of a wide number of new records collected by the control stations and on the field. Some of the advantages of the innovative and updated  database implemented by the ANARB  to manage LATTeco records include cross checks, easy access, registration and management of new phenotypic records.


LATTeco AnarbExperimental cattle barn

To provide the most innovative records required by the LATTeco Project, the ANARB Genetic Center has been transformed in an updated control station for the male and female Brown cattle.


LATTeco AnarbBruna Days

Selection, animal well being, milk quality, biodiversity and environment safeguard are the key words of the LATTeco Project which characterized the Autumn meetings held  in Viggiano, Potenza for Central and Southern Italy and Fidenza, Parma for Northern Italy. The events were attended by a large number of visitors. The breeders who stood out for their selection results were awarded during the meetings.


LATTeco AnarbReport

The Report about the activities carried out by the ANARB within the project LATTeco –dairy breeds and sustainable selection methods – is available on line.


National photo contest: disolabruna®

On December 4th the 2nd  National disolabruna cheese contest organized by the Consorzio valorizzazione prodotti razza Bruna italiana in cooperation with ONAF (National cheese tasters’association) took place in Bussolengo , Verona. Fifteen Master Tasters together with the sensorial analyst of the Consorzio Parmigiano Reggiano judged the cheese. The results will be released soon and the prizes given to the producers.


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