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The Granda plain stretches between the Alps and the central hilly area, beginning in the west of the Langhe and then opening up, like a horseshoe, up to the border of Lombardy.

Despite being, in the regional context divisible into different varieties of soils and landscapes, the predominant landscape is the high plain, that is, that strip near the mountain slopes. Certainly it is a  very suggestive landscape: the Cuneo plain presents itself with a small, easily irrigable soil, with crops therefore more profitable.

The most characteristic and widespread types of crops are undoubtedly corn and cereals.

The farmhouses are also part of the evocative landscape, they sprout from the meadows, which are green in spring and golden during the summer, just  to remind you of how much the Granda has an attachment and agricultural vocation. Until a few decades ago, in fact, the province of Cuneo was based essentially on a rural economy. Today agriculture and animal husbandry have partly lost their leading role, since other agricultural activities have taken workers and resources away from them, even if they play still a role of primary importance, both as regards the number of employees and the volume of business and the amount of product placed on the market every year.

The agriculture of the Granda is of enormous quality and it offers products of the highest quality. This is the case of livestock, with Piedmontese calves and fruits that can make agricultural work even more profitable and interesting. That of today is no longer the poor countryside described in dramatic tones by the illustrious provincial writers, luckily, many things have changed! The mechanisation and modernisation of the plants allow to reach high standards of qualitative performance and allow a more comfortable existence.

In the province livestock are raised, especially cattle and pigs in the lowland areas between Savigliano and Fossano, with Carrù, capital of the Fat Ox. Another richness is represented by the production of wheat and maize, as well as the qualified production of vegetables.

Fat Ox in Carrù

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