The Murnau-Werdenfelser cattle have also been grazing in Wiesbaden since 2020! We present our cow herd here, which originally consisted of the five cows Alma, Milli, Ricke, Rosalie and Sunny. In spring 2022, the herd was supplemented by the two cows Schalmei and Rose. We want to preserve the beautiful animals and use them for maintenance measures in nature reserves. With our small herd we are testing the principle of "holistic grazing management" and its effects on nature and climate protection. In the long term, we want to integrate the animals into the Dynamic Agroforestry.
Only about 300 purebred animals of the Murnau-Werdenfelser breed are left, which is why it was named "Endangered Livestock Breed of the Year" in 2007. Murnau-Werdenfelsers have been known in our region for 500 years and are one of the oldest cattle breeds in the world - although they are now threatened with extinction. The coat of these frugal animals usually varies from brown-yellow to straw-yellow, sometimes it is almost black. Other external features are the light horns with dark tips, the lightly rimmed mouth and a black tail tassel. While the cows reach a weight of 500 to 600 kilograms, the bulls weigh about 850 to 950 kilograms.