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Norwegian cows to Iceland

By Iceland Review

Farmers discuss whether they should import Norwegian cows to Iceland to produce more milk and possibly lower the price of milk products.

The Icelandic cow stock has remained the same since the settlement in 874, but does not produce as much milk as other cow stocks. RÚV reports.

Sigurgeir Hreinsson, head of The Agricultural Society of Eyjafjördur (BSE), northeast Iceland, is in favor of importing Norwegian cows and told RÚV yesterday that he believes it is bound to happen in the not-too-distant future.

Hreinsson also commented on the planned merge of dairies in Iceland and said he does not fear a monopoly on the dairy market.

Icelandic dairies will compete with foreign dairies, Hreinsson told RÚV, and said a merge is important because of the small size the dairy market is in Iceland.

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