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