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Hraunkot Cows Set Icelandic Record in Milking

By Iceland Review

The cows of the dairy farm Hraunkot in Landbrot, south Iceland, boasted the highest yield in 2011 by producing 8,340 kilos of milk per cow on average, which is also an all-time record, according to the annual report of the Icelandic cattle breeding associations.


Icelandic cows. Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The couple in Hraunkot, Ólafur Helgason and Sigurlaug Jónsdóttir, have a small farm with only 16.5 annual cows, which is less than half of what most dairy farms keep, Morgunblaðið reports.

However, the cows at Hraunkot milk almost 3,000 kilos more than those on an average farm.

According to the report, which was published this week, Hóll in Sæmundarhlíð in Skagafjörður, north Iceland, placed second last year with 7,986 kilos of milk per cow on average. Kirkjulækur 2 in Fljótshlíð, south Iceland, placed third with 7,811 kilos.

Ólafur and Sigurlaug also own the highest-yielding cow in Iceland, Týra nr. 120, which produced 12,144 kilos of milk last year.


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