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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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28 October 2018
The second Bruna Day of 2018 will take place on Tuesday, October 30th in Northern Italy (Fidenza, Parma) on the farm owned by Mr. Corrado Barella, a member of disolabruna. The subject of the meeting is “Milk Quality and Biodiversity”. Visit the site for further information.
Bruna Breed Shows
The rich schedule of the Brunashows is available on line. On Saturday, October 20 the Final of The “Queens and Princesses of the Valley” took place in Serina, Bergamo, and the Local cattle show took place in Malonno, Brescia. On Sunday, October 21st the interprovincial show took place in Doccio, Vercelli. About forty successful Cattle Show have been organized in Italy.
Dairy cattle Show Cremona
The Project LATTeco will be promoted by the ANARB during the International Dairy Show in Cremona from 24th to 27th October.
LATTeco – Biodiversity
On Sunday, October 28th at 8.am, the 1st Original Braunvieh Cattle Show will take place in Alta Val Brembana, Bergamo.
The genomic  indexes will be updated on the ANARB website every two weeks. Next update: November 1st.
Milk quality
High protein content and excellent organoleptic features: this is the new DOP Asiago cheese produced with Italian Brown milk in a limited edition. An intense milk smell and a traditional structure.
The ANARB participated in the meeting “Emotions in the valley: a land, its products and a breed” presenting “The Bruna and its Milk” in Vedeseta, Bergamo.
After being chosen for the final, the Parmigiano Reggiano 36 months disolabruna® produced by Caseificio Gennari won the Italian Cheese Awards (8th class –over 24 month seasoning ) surpassing the cheeses FormaggioVaccheRosseRazzaReggianaand Fiore Sardodop on Saturday, 13h October.
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