NEW ZEALAND, Australia — Johnathan Olsen’s farm has been left with nothing after his sheep, Jack, went missing for two weeks.
The 30-year-old farm owner was forced to spend the next five months finding a new owner for his farm, which was sold to a private buyer.
But after a number of attempts to find a new buyer, Olsen says he’s had no luck.
“I have no choice.
I don’t want to go to court, I don�t want to have to go through this again,” he said.
Olsen is seeking $30,000 compensation from the government, which has been contacted for comment.
The farm has a capacity of about 80 sheep.
Olson has been a farmer for the past 20 years and has a licence to sell sheep, but said the sheep are not on the farm anymore.
He said he has not been able to sell them to anyone.
“We have had to sell more than 20 sheep, and it is a very, very stressful time,” he told ABC News.
Olney said he is not looking for any financial gain from his decision to sell his farm.
He says he doesn’t want any money for himself.
“No one has ever approached me for money,” he explained.
“They just want to sell the sheep, I can’t say no to them, I have no other choice.”
Olney says the farm was sold for $30m in a private sale.
“My main goal is to make the sheep a success, I want to get them off the property,” he added.
“If they have any problems with the sheep they can come and see me.”
It is just one of those things that happens, you know.
“Olson says he was shocked when he saw the sheep’s location.”
When I found it out, I was shocked, it was a shock.
I just wanted to go out there and feed the sheep.
“Then I saw them there, I thought, ‘oh my god, they are here’,” he said, adding that he had no idea how many sheep were left on the property.
“The last one is gone, and that was a surprise,” he concluded.
The missing sheep has left Olsen feeling like a criminal.
“There is no other way to explain it other than it is very hard for me to go on without him,” he lamented.
“All I want is my money.”
Olsen said he will take a case to court to get his money back.