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Despite species-appropriate animal husbandry: Young farmer repeatedly reported - now she is fighting back


Sabrina Urban owns a flock of Jacob sheep. Despite the species-appropriate husbandry of her animals, the young farmer is reported again and again. Now she defends herself with a notice.

Sabrina Urban owns a flock of Jacob sheep.

Despite the species-appropriate husbandry of her animals, the young farmer is reported again and again.

Now she defends herself with a notice.

Königsdorf/Eurasburg – The joyful greeting when the woman gets out of the car at a spacious pasture cannot be overheard: Sabrina Urban, young farmer from Mörzhof in Herrnhausen, is greeted by multiple blocks, in which the high-pitched yells of numerous lambs Mix.

Everyone scurries excitedly when the 40-year-old fills the feed rack in the stable.

A few stragglers come running out of the valley so as not to miss anything.

Königsdorf: Jacob sheep have everything they need on pasture

Urban owns a flock of Jacob sheep.

On the Königsdorfer Weide, the animals have everything a sheep's heart desires: seven hectares just for themselves, opportunities for climbing, sufficient green fodder and said stall that offers protection from wind and weather.

Nevertheless, Urban regularly gets ads for allegedly inappropriate animal husbandry.

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Urban started keeping sheep in 2013. At first she owned two animals, today she owns 26 mother animals, one castrated and one uncastrated buck and 29 lambs.

"And two goats," adds the farmer.

Considering she never imagined raising sheep, the herd is quite large.

"But I just fell in love with the breed."

Despite species-appropriate animal husbandry, repeated ads: Young farmer hangs up notes

Jacob sheep, also known as multihorn sheep, live mainly in Great Britain and Scotland.

They are considered hardy and valued for their thick, wonderful wool.

The animals are often kept as “landscapers”.

You can stay outdoors all year round.

"What is also special is that, regardless of whether they are male or female sheep, they can have two to six horns."

In Königsdorf, the animals have complete freedom.

"They can also decide for themselves whether they lamb in the barn or on the meadow, i.e. bring their offspring into the world." Almost all mother animals choose the great outdoors - with consequences for the farmer.

Some lambs were born on the snow covered pasture.

And already it was said that the animals would not be kept well.


The 40-year-old is now defending herself against ads for allegedly inappropriate animal husbandry with a notice.

© Sabine Hermsdorf-Hiss

"Then I also got the message that a sheep that had bled to death was hanging in the bushes," reports Urban, shaking his head.

Further steps against the farmer were therefore initiated.

Urban, who was on her way to the stable, checked.

The animal that supposedly died was the afterbirth that got caught in the bushes.

The lamb itself was doing well and enjoying its mother's first milk.

"I always leave the afterbirth where it is," says Urban.

Either they eat the sheep themselves or the fox gets them.

"In exchange he lets the lambs live."

Young farmer defends herself against ads: "Can contact me at any time"

The young farmer's wife has now hung a note explaining this process on the barn door.

"My telephone number is on it - so you can contact me directly at any time." Despite all the trouble that a complaint brings with it, Urban also understands.

"I can understand the people who are standing outside in the snow and are freezing, but who cannot understand that the sheep are not freezing."

Regular checks ensure that everything is in order.

“The Mörzhof is managed as an organic farm by Naturland.

They always make sure that everything is correct,” reports Urban.

“Therefore, sheep farming is also examined and evaluated on site.

So far there have been no complaints.” The veterinary office came to the same conclusion.

"There was nothing to complain about," confirms district office spokeswoman Marlis Peischer.

“Mrs. Urban regularly checks on the animals.

They are taken care of and also have the opportunity to withdraw.”

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Source: merkur

All news articles on 2023-03-29

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