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Giant Sheep Farm Proposed in East Iceland

Attendees of an employment conference held by Langanesbyggd municipality, east Iceland, last weekend, proposed establishing a giant sheep farm in the region for up to 2,000 sheep, which would be the largest sheep farm in the country.

Head of the National Federation of Sheep Farmers Jóhannes Sigfússon, said he welcomes the idea and that he does not worry that such a large farm would result in too much meat on the market or poorer quality, ruv.is reports.

Sigfússon said herding sheep between Thórshöfn and Vopnafjördur has proven difficult in recent years due to lack of shepherds and believes increased cooperation with a large joint sheep farm, as the one proposed, could solve the problem.

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