Farmer Erla Þórey Ólafsdóttir has one sheep who stands out from the crowd. He Has one double-thick horn coming from the middle of his head—just like a unicorn. He does not have the body of a horse, however.
The number of dairy farmers in Iceland has gone down by around 200 in the last 13 years—at the same time as milk production has hit an all-time high. 40 dairy farmers quit the trade last year alone.
Last year saw record sales in dairy products in Iceland, although the number of dairy farms went down by 40 during the same period.
A special ISK 100 million (UDS 874,000, EUR 840,000) marketing effort is planned to bring 800-1,000 tons of Icelandic lamb to market abroad.
The Kastljós news analysis program which aired Monday night and revealed deplorable conditions at egg farms owned Brúnegg, has sparked discussion in Iceland about whether consumers can trust marketing labels.
Last night’s revelations about deplorable conditions at an egg farm owned by Brúnegg have caused outrage among Icelandic consumers, but former Progressive Party MP Vigdís Hauksdóttir is angry for other reasons.
A competition appeal committee has ruled to revoke the decision of the Icelandic Competition Authority to fine MS Iceland Dairies for violating anti-trust law.
Norway and Iceland use smaller amounts of antimicrobial agents in agriculture than do any other European nations.
A regulation is in the making at the Icelandic Ministry of Agriculture to ban the use of genetically modified feed for sheep.
Numerous members of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, failed to show up yesterday when an important bill was passed.
MPs from the Progressive and Independence parties voted against an amendment yesterday that would have given permission to cancel government grants to those who have gravely or repeatedly violated animal protection laws.
For the first time in the thirteen year history of the Icelandic National Championship in Ram Groping, a woman has won the contest.
After it came to light that Iceland Dairies (Mjólkursamsalan) had been fined ISK 480 million (USD 3.9 million, EUR 3.5 million) on Friday for a serious violation of anti-trust law, and its CEO had announced that prices would have to be increased to cover the cost of the fine, consumers have...
The director of the Icelandic Federation of Trade, Ólafur Stephensen, finds it unacceptable for Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, to approve a new agricultural agreement which he claims will secure the monopoly of Iceland Dairies.
A new agricultural trade agreement between the state and farmers was signed Friday at the cost of close to ISK 14 billion (USD 109 million, EUR 99 million) a year.
ORF Genetics has received an ISK 45 million (USD 351,000, EUR 315,000) grant from the EU and the Technology Development Fund to develop a feed enhancer for poultry to prevent campylobacter contamination.
Birgit Kositzke is a woman who definitely knows what she wants. In 2007 she moved from Germany to Iceland with the idea of carving out her fortune in agriculture. However, it was neither horses nor cows that caught her interest, but rabbits for their meat.
Iceland and the European Union yesterday signed a new convention which will see both parties abolish import duties in several key food areas.
A cow’s life is in danger because of budget cuts by The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST).
A German has been fined EUR 2,000 for damages caused by a sheep he ran over. Car insurance does not cover damage caused by animals.