From tradition to innovation
There are about six hundred buffalo on the estate. Each one has its own name, and they are bred with care, according to their own rhythms: the rhythm of nature.
Buffalo have been a historical, familiar presence in the Paestum plain since ancient times. The buffalo on the Vannulo estate live according to the ethics and vision that have always guided the farm: a place that has developed and been based on respect for the animals, the land, and the quality of life of those who live on it, work on it, care for it and enjoy its fruits.
The buffalo roam freely and graze across eleven hectares of land; they are milked at their own pace, treated with homeopathic remedies, and fed with estate-grown fodder. The breeding facilities are comfortable and freely accessible, with rubber mats, showers, and brushes. And the automated milking techniques also contribute to animal welfare, hygiene, and milk quality. The voluntary milking system is a robot that allows buffalo to choose when they want to be milked. It works around the clock using a mechanical arm and 3D camera.
The quality of the milk and its derived products reflect the welfare of the animals: the buffalo are central to the farm’s work and knowledge, creating a harmonious world with and because of them.
Buffalo are at the heart of the estate’s work and heritage. They have long been a symbol and treasured animal of the Paestum area.
The farm takes care of the buffalo with care and techniques that focus on the well-being of the animals.