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    RE: [RC] QUALITY OF LIFE VS. MONEY - Maryanne Stroud Gabbani

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    Just as an aside, one of the best breeders of Egyptian Arabians in Europe, Dr. Hans Nagel, got his start in life by being contracted to design a pig farm in Hungary or some such place after WWII. He was trained as a lawyer or economist or something else with low job prospects, so he grabbed the job. As he told me the story, as soon as he said that he'd do this, he realised that he knew nothing whatsoever about pig farming so he took himself off to the closest university library. However, instead of looking up and studying pig farming, he studied pigs, assuming naively but correctly that to grow pigs you need to understand the needs of pigs. He ended up designing a revolutionary pig farm by coming at it from the pigs' point of view.
    Hans is an old family friend of ours as my late husband used to be involved in poultry feeds, another of Hans' interests, so we got to see his farm near Bremen a few times. If every farmer approached farming like Hans, all the animals would be better off.

    Maryanne Stroud Gabbani
    Cairo, Egypt

    Re: [RC] QUALITY OF LIFE VS. MONEY, Jennifer Judkins