Our veterinarian Silvana Cerasa has again created a small work of art: an easter basket of Ciuta sheep wool of different color.
With date of February 15, 2018, the Ciuta sheep are again recognized as an official Italian breed. This gives farmers a boost and they can now use various state benefits (breeding supervision, support programs, etc.). We congratulate and thank all those who supported this! At the moment there are 250 animals in the area, belonging to about twenty breeders who grow them between pastures and woods (photo Hape).
In Val Masino is now a huge enthusiasm for the conservation of the Ciutas. PPM were already offered the use of separate Alps. In seven agritourism farms the sheep can be seen. Other animals have been discovered on the Alto Lario, which will also be integrated into the project now. Yet there is still a long way to go. For the long-term security the stock has to be raised to over 200 animals and at least ten male breeding lines.
Mit Unterstützung der Veltliner Veterinärbehörde und der Associazione Provinziale Allevatori (regionale Tierzuchtvereinigung) konnte am 3. April 2014 den Talbewohnern des Val Masino das Ciuta Erhaltungsprojekt an einer Orientierungsversammlung vorgestellt werden. Das Projekt stiess auf ein unerwartet grosses Interesse.