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With pools 85 times the size of the nearby pitches where Rugby Calvisano plays, the company Agro Ittica Lombarda is putting this northern Italian town on the map again – as the world's top caviar producer.An employee extracts eggs of a female sturgeon as General Director of Agro Ittica, Lelio Mondella (L) looks on at the Agro Ittica Lombarda sturgeons farm, a world leader in production and distribution of caviar on March 16, 2015 in Calvisano, near Brescia, northern Italy.Now 60,000 sturgeons swim in Agro Ittica's pools: white sturgeons from North America, the Adriatic and Siberia as well as the belugas that produce the largest eggs that made Caspian caviar famous.Just extracted eggs of a female sturgeon are sifted and rinsed under the control of "Caviar Master" Renzo Zanin (L) at the Agro Ittica Lombarda sturgeons farm, a world leader in production and distribution of caviar on March 16, 2015 in Calvisano, near Brescia, northern Italy.Next the eggs are salted, which is what turns them into caviar.
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