SowingDepending on the product to be grown, sowing is performed in spring or autumn, with seed produced or selected directly by Gruppo Carli. The cultivation of all forage occurs exclusively on Italian fields and is carried out without the use of pesticides or irrigation with groundwater.
HarvestingHarvesting is carried on with advanced technologies: state-of-the-art mergers, thanks to an innovative raking sistem, provide the product in a gentle manner keeping it clean and intact even in the hottest hours of the day. Harvest time is carefully evaluated by our agronomists : the best time to get the best protein and fiber is the vegetative stage.
ProcessingGruppo Carli products can be dried in the sun or dehydrated. In the dehydration process, the shredded alfalfa is inserted inside the oven,which with hot air flows produced by the combustion of natural energy sources eliminates most of the water present in fresh forage maintaining its nutritional properties unchanged and facilitating its conservation. After dehydration the product (with residual moisture of 10-15%) is pressed and packed in rectangular big bales, small bales or pellets.
Quality controlTo guarantee constant product quality and freshness, raw materials and end products are tested daily and the entire production process follows a strict traceability procedure. External certification boards guarantee product quality through periodic crop, production and stock inspections.