Eleven bulls were killed in a fire at the farm Fagrahlíð in Jökulsárhlíð, East Iceland, yesterday.
If you’re planning to take part in the sheep roundups in Iceland, there is now a tool available to make your life easier.
The first sheep herders headed for the mountains yesterday for the annual réttir, roundups of horses and sheep. The first réttir will take place in the Húnavatnssýsla and Eyjafjörður regions tomorrow.
“I thought my days were numbered,” stated María Jóhannsdóttir, cattle farmer at the farm Kúskerpi in Skagafjörður, North Iceland, after being attacked by a cow, which was about to calve.
For the first time in the thirteen year history of the Icelandic National Championship in Ram Groping, a woman has won the contest.
On their first official visit yesterday, President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and his wife Eliza Reid went to Sólheimar, a sustainable community in South Iceland. Guðni commented that he “felt like a rock star” as everybody wanted to take their picture with him.
A handsome ram lamb was born at the farm Árbæjarhjáleiga 2, near Hella, South Iceland, Monday night.
Yesterday, farmers and rescue workers from Grýtubakkahreppur district, North Iceland, picked up 16 sheep by boat from an uninhabited inlet on the east side of Eyjafjörður fjord.
Three dogs have been on the loose on and around Mosfellsheiði heath outside Reykjavík since mid-June, where sheep were grazed in the summer, and killed 65 sheep from seven farms in Mosfellsdalur, Þingvallasveit and Ölfus. Many more are missing.