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swap cows for Reindeer ? An Alaskan solution  RSS feed

 
David Livingston
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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40004657

According to the BBC looks like folks may be setting up reindeer farms
 
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I think it's a great idea. Reindeer are better suited to that environment, and have a very long history of domestication.

I'd also consider Icelandic sheep instead of cattle in far-north environments, for both milk and meat.
 
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Icelandic sheep are hardy I admit but not as hardy as Reindeer . Often Icelandic sheep are kept " indoors " during wintering In Iceland whilst Reindeer are not .
I was unaware you could milk Icelandic sheep is the yield worth it ?

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