The Herd Book is a collection of information concerning Piedmontese breed animals and serves as the foundation for population improvement.

Breeders who adhere to it provide information collected by livestock inspectors, specialized personnel who periodically visit the barns. The data is then transmitted through the network via computer tools developed by Anaborapi, allowing for control over the collected data and its entry into the Herd Book.

It represents the pulsating heart of the system, enabling breeders to accurately trace and document animal genealogies, as well as gather detailed data on their reproductive activities.


Membership is available to all breeders who own Piedmontese breed breeders and can apply through the downloadable forms from this link. It entails the payment of an annual membership fee proportional to the number of breeders (3 euros per head in 2023). However, it grants access to the community prizes provided for farms participating in the selection (PAC prize for breeding cows amounting to approximately 120 euros per head in 2023) and to all services offered by the Association.

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The Herd Book starts with the registration of genealogies, which is fundamental for the genetic transmission of traits. Alongside pedigrees, all productive and reproductive information is recorded to describe individuals in as detailed and objective a manner as possible: cow-bull pairings, calvings with dates, number and sex of calves, ease of birth, weight, musculature, and conformation.

Through statistical analysis tools, merit indicators are elaborated to rank individuals, and from knowledge of the best subjects, new pairings are planned.


Anaborapi offers a series of practical services to breeders, including online tools to view and record data (via WebGap), pairing planning, analysis of key farm efficiency indicators, and much more, enabling them to manage their herds effectively and efficiently.

The registration of genealogies provides a solid foundation for the genetic transmission of desired characteristics within the breed. This virtuous cycle of registration, analysis, and genetic selection significantly contributes to the continuous improvement of the Piedmontese breed population.