Pro Caseus is the result of the collaboration between Intermizoo and the University of Padova
Thanks to the long research activity applied to genomics, Intermizoo and the University of Padova have developed Pro Caseus: a genomic index that allows breeders to select animals with a better aptitude for cheese-making.
The milk produced by Pro Caseus cows has a better yield in the processing phase, and makes it possible to obtain a curd with the right consistency and optimal processing times. When you choose Pro Caseus animals, you know that you are choosing animals selected to produce milk of superior value.
The Pro Caseus index is the genomic index for cheese-making aptitude, patented by the University of Padova and Intermizoo, for the moment applied to the Holstein breed.
Cheese-making aptitude can be defined, therefore, as the ability of milk to react with a coagulant and to form a curd of suitable consistency within the optimal time for processing.
One index, many qualities
The better quality of cheese made from the milk of Pro Caseus animals has also emerged from the numerous experimental tests carried out comparing different types of milk. The results of the comparative sensory analysis show that cheese made with Pro Caseus milk has a greater intensity of color, flavor and taste.
Pro Caseus produces a milk with suitable characteristics and determines an increase in yield between 2% and 10%, depending on the type of cheese.
This increase in cheese yield is due to an improvement in the coagulation characteristics of the milk.
Separate cheese making has shown that Pro Caseus milk (i.e. milk with an optimal dairy attitude) guarantees a higher cheese yield, less weight loss during aging and less cheese waste due to aging defects.
Pro Caseus bulls
The Pro Caseus genomic index is expressed on a 100 basis with a standard deviation of 5. An index higher than 100 highlights bulls that improve cheese-making aptitude.
Bulls with a Pro Caseus index of 115 give daughters producing milk with a yield 10% higher than average.
Click the button below to see the list of the best Intermizoo sires by Pro Caseus index.
Intermizoo – Istituto Interregionale Per Il Miglioramento Del Patrimonio Zootecnico – has been working side by side with breeders since 1974.
In almost half a century of history, it has acquired a specific, unique know-how in animal genetics.
Always working for the future with a medium-long term planning and vision, and having focused on the activity of breeding and research, its corporate mission is now at the forefront compared to other companies in the industry.