A Chinese investment group has expressed interest in building a mink farm in Iceland. A representative from the group recently contacted a consultant at the Farmers Association of Iceland, Einar E. Einarsson, about the matter.Photo: Wikipedia.
“They wanted to build a farm that is larger than all current mink farms in Iceland combined,” Einar told mbl.is, adding that the farm would be a minimum of 50,000 m2. According to Einar, mass production could however reduce the quality of the mink furs.
According to Morgunblaðið, Einar informed the company’s representative that the operation was too big for the Icelandic market. The investors have reportedly since withdrawn their plans.
As reported last week, two Icelanders are preparing to build the largest mink farm in Iceland in Þorlákshöfn, South Iceland, over the next few months.