For a good two weeks of about 1,200 geese are Chicks in the breeding stables of the Cauerwitzers. The animals should land in time for Christmas on the plates of roast fans. In a few days, then, when the young geese are able to eat grains, they relocated to a larger barn with access to outside.
Approximately 600 geese, raised since may on the Duderstedt court, there are already more and look for food meanwhile, at the yard adjoining green land. Those animals are intended for the feast, around the St. Martin's day. "The animals are not fattened. They grow slowly, so that bone and the meat voices approach. Up for Slaughter, they run about 150 to 160 days,“ describes the Cauerwitzer what like the customer to his geese.farming for a quarter of a century
For a quarter of a century, the 65-Year-old free runs posture office direct marketing of geese and ducks. Even as a child, was host to the studied country, as an agricultural Advisor in Thuringia, and in 1995 with the agricultural activity on the parental HOMESTEAD began, the geese breeding fascinated. At the time, the times of the GDR, was the spring cattle is also lucrative, because the feathers were paid as bed springs and well.
The dress of the poultry today plays almost no role anymore, more and more meat lovers swear by the goods, you know where it comes from. "For us, the animals are slaughtered shortly before. That is, the people have not frozen, but fresh goods“, so Duderstedt. Based on the Christmas goose this means that it with him from the age of 18. December is in Christmas roast around.Christmas goose with less weight
grows While the poultry front, has Duderstedt do currently have all hands full with the harvest. Because the way the Cauerwitzer also farms 400 acres of arable and pasture land. In addition, horses and sheep operation to his agriculture.farmer is not a Year from passion
rest the however of 65 -. "To me the Work, and agriculture are just fun, and I want to do as long as it goes. Maybe my parents got the joy of working in the cradle“, says the farmer out of passion. (mz)
This article was written by Iris Richter
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