Vom Glück der Kühe

Naturgemäße Rinderzucht

Not only the cows are in luck when they can enjoy a natural husbandry without the need for performance-enhancing feed or medication. Within this film, Bertram Verhaag demonstrates that their owners, and ultimately the consumers too, can call themselves lucky when more and more farmers abide by the principles of natural dairy breeding.

You will find yourselves developing a growing affection for these cows, whose beauty is captured in observant, almost picturesque shots. The animals are judged by their lifetime performance instead of short periods of top performance. Due to this foresight the cows live longer, bear more calves and prove to be in good health. They convert hay and grass into healthy, precious milk, without the use of environmentally damaging soya feed.

Scientists, such as Dr Günter Postler, have joined forces with a growing number of dedicated farmers and are now fighting for an ethical breeding program – dairy breeding for lifetime performance!

The protagonists raise hope for change and foster courage to question entrenched conventions, keeping a strong focus on the bare essentials.

Director(s): Bertram Verhaag
Script: Bertram Verhaag
Production: DENKmal-Film Verhaag GmbH, Forschungsinstitut für ökologische Tierzucht und Landnutzung (FIT)
Actors: Dr. Günter Postler, Martin Ertl, Richard Haneberg, Sebastian Kögelsperger, Wilhelm Bertram, Sebastiaan Huisman, Monica Lieberaka
Year: 2013
Duration: 52 min
Our age recommendation: 16
Language (audio): German
Country of origin: Germany
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Screening rights: DENKmal Film Verhaag GmbH ()
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Main topic(s): Global Food
Secondary topics: meat courage
Mentions: Cattle breeding species-appropriate natural cows calves milk farmers
Topic Page(s): Global Food

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