The most natural and species-appropriate form of animal husbandry is clearly the pasture, since the cattle originate from the open grasslands of Eurasia. Due to the climatic conditions in our latitudes, a year-round pasture maintenance is not possible, because of the long winter. For this reason, South Tyrolean farmers apply the combination attitude. This is a perfect alternation between stable-husbandry and grazing with the following advantage: the cow decides even where she prefers to stay.
With closer observation of the herd, you can only stammer on the intelligence of the cows in the choice of the preferred location: While a hot summer day is spent in the cool stable, a grazing walk on a balmy summer evening and an outdoor night for our dairy cows is a daily unique experience. The fact that the inner clock of our animals is ticking particularly well, you notice as soon as the animals appear punctually for morning milking in the stable.
Pasture husbandry promotes contact between humans and animals. Each animal has a name and is treated like a family member. Cow Gina, for example, leads the heard: she leaves the barn first and comes first for milking before anyone else. Inis, on the other hand, is a downright lazy cow: only after being awakened several times she get up slowly.
Holidays South Tyrol: not only our guests enjoy here. Our animals can also admire the daily panorama and the wonderful view of the Dolomites and are truly an eye candy of us people: What could be more beautiful than a grazing herd of cows in lush flower meadows with an enchanting mountain backdrop?