In the Vallevecchia A.I. Station, there are about 200 bulls, most of which are Holstein Friesian breed. There are also some Beef Bulls and about 20 Water Buffalos. Bulls are breed in three different barns.
The production barn is divided in two parts: one with larger boxes and straw bedding for the heavier and older bulls and one with conventional boxes for younger bulls.
This is the main part of the A.I. Station, which is composed also by the semen collection area, laboratories, warehouse and offices.
In the Vallevecchia A.I. Station there are also other two stables characterized by single and multiple boxes, with sawdust and straw bedding for bulls not in production.
6 km away from the Vallevecchia Island, there is also a quarantine barn, where animals stay for at least 40 days before entering in the main facilities. During this time, bulls are checked for the main diseases, in order to avoid biosecurity issues at the Center.