The living yard for the Galloway cattle
We have set ourselves the goal and made it our task to enable “farm animals” to continue to live “after their service to society”.
According to our basic moral as well as ethical understanding, the right to life applies to all living beings and they should be allowed to spend the rest of their lives in a sheltered and dignified environment until their natural end, free from any further claims to use.
We would like to see a life and an individual again behind all the animal products that are obviously indispensable for today’s society.
Land management and landscape conservation in line with nature conservation
• Both intensive agricultural land use and nature conservation-oriented landscape management such as mowing and de-bushing are often no longer sufficient to safeguard biological diversity and the traditional landscape.
• Year-round extensive free-range rearing of cattle and horses is a cost-effective alternative to preserving the landscape. It also meets the requirements of nature conservation, soil and water protection and recreational use. Cattle and horses complement each other and ensure both short pasture lawns as well as pasture remains in the form of tall perennials, which have a structure-forming effect on the pasture areas.
• With the sustainable management of a natural area that is sensitive from a nature conservation point of view, the company makes an important contribution to the preservation of a large variety of biotopes and protected species
Animal welfare-friendly attitude
• In addition to the year-round water supply from artificially created drinking troughs or from natural bodies of water, woods and hedges usually serve as protection against adverse weather conditions and intense solar radiation on the pastures (wild cattle would protect the forest). They also serve as scrubbing stakes for grooming. The animals develop a thick winter coat in autumn and, as long as they can still get food and water, can cope with hard frost and snow if they are in good condition. In the winter months, the excess forage on the pastures is eaten away. If necessary, hay and straw are also offered at winter feeding places and lounging areas are strewn with straw for thermal insulation.