The cow Systa from the dairy farm Sydri-Baegisá in Öxnadalur valley in north Iceland tops the list of the country’s highest yielding cows for milk production for the third month in a row, according to a new report published by the Icelandic Farmers’ Association for September.
Icelandic cows. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
Systa (which is an affectionate short form for “sister”) delivered 11,899 kilos of milk in the past 12 months, containing 3.28 percent of protein and 4.05 percent of fat, which means that the quantity of valuable materials in her milk is 872 kilos, mbl.is reports.
If only the production value of the milk is taken into account—as is done widely around the world when dairy products are evaluated—Systa ranks sixth in the milk production list with Baula (“Mooie”) from Stóra-Ármót in south Iceland topping the list.
In the past 12 months Baula has delivered 974 kilos of fat and protein. In the report it is also mentioned that 12 cows in Iceland produced more than 11,000 kilos of milk for dairy production during the period.