„There is no day in your life, you could not choose another way“
The Oed-Sepp’n Hof of the Hanglberger family is demonstrably owned by the family since 1824. In 1999, partner farmer Sepp took over the farm from his parents together with his wife Renate and runs it as a full-time business.
„All generations before us have managed the farm with dairy farming as a sideline. From viticulture to day work and emplyment as a bricklayer, several professions were represented. After my agricultural apprenticeship at the vocational high school, I aquired the subject-related university entrance qualification. After marriage and birth of our first son in 1992, I studied agriculture at the FH Weihenstephan, with focus on animal production. Afterwareds, I worked full-time for over 25 years in a barn furnishing company as a sales representative for agricultural construction “, says Sepp about himself.
Really busy at the farm
His children support him in his work and his parents are also there to give him advice and support. For work provide 50 mast oxes and 50 calves.
„For our oxens we buy weaners and male eaters from organic farms in the area. We have been running a professional internal calf rearing operation for partner farms since 2005.“, explains the Naturland farmer.
In addition to fooder for his cattle, he also grows rye, corn, bread wheat, oats and potatoes. Hemp and field beans can also be found in the crop rotation of the Hanglberger family. They also have a large meadow orchard with apple and cherry trees. “Field representative for agricultural construction.” says Sepp.
Conversion to organic farming
The conversion of the farm to organic followed in 2016, as the family is particularly interested in healthy food, which can grow best in healthy soil. A great passion of Sepp is also the humus building and the species-appropriate animal husbandry. He also is involved in the interest groups IG Gesunde Tiere, IG Gesunder Boden and IG Gesunde Gülle.
More about the farm history: www.biohof-hanglberger.de