and our production approach distinguishes itself from others because of four fundamental aspects
The early stages of breeding are favored by the availability of thermal energy from the steel mill, but most importantly by the water that flows directly from the subsoil within the property. This fundamental aspect, together with the in-farm breeding of the species, allows the for the ideal conditions to keep the system sanitarily isolated.
The main production choice was to set up the breeding as close as possible to the ethological needs of the sturgeons. The most delicate phases of their life cycle are protected in thermal and light controlled structures, but starting from the third year of age, when the sturgeons are strong enough, they are looked after in large basins with gravel bottom and shores, exposed to the natural seasonal climatic swings necessary to ensure perfect sexual maturation. The rate of water replacement is adjusted to allow the complete development of natural biological processes, such as nitrogen, carbon and phosphorus cycles.
Gravel and pebbles form the substrate on which the sturgeons seek food in nature and lay eggs during reproduction. This natural material preserves the skin of the sturgeons and plays a fundamental role in maintaining the balance of the ecosystem. It is in fact a biological filter that transforms NH3, excreted from the fish gills into the form of nitrogen used by the micro-algae and hosts the small animals that constitute the natural food of the sturgeons. Alongside specifically formulated foods, sturgeons can integrate their diet with natural food that contributes to the increasing sustainability and quality of the production.