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Icelanders Celebrate Sheep Farming Day

Yesterday wasn’t only Midsummer Day but also the Day of Sheep Farming. To mark the occasion, the Icelandic sheep and its products were featured at a special program at Hvanneyri in Borgarfjördur, west Iceland.

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Icelandic sheep. Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.

The program, organized by the Agricultural University of Iceland and the West Iceland Farming Association (BV), was held in connection with a multi-national project on education for sheep farmers led by the university, as stated on feykir.is.

The project, entitled “Sheepskills”, will run for two years in five European countries with the aim of taking better advantage of new opportunities in sheep farming. Progressive development and innovation is emphasized, along with agricultural tourism.

In relation with the project, courses have been held for sheep farmers at BV’s membership area and such courses will also take place around the country in the coming years. A book on sheep farming is also in the making, which is scheduled for release next autumn.

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