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Cold spring slowing grass growth

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  • Slow start Sheep farmers need to feed pastured sheep supplements and hay because the cold spring has left grass growth three weeks behind. Photo/Vilhelm Gunnarsson

Icelandic sheep farmers need to feed pastured sheep supplements and hay because the cold spring has left grass growth three weeks behind, reports Morgunblaðið newspaper.

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Þórarinn Ingi Pétursson, the director of the Icelandic Sheep Farmers Association, says there is plenty of hay left after winter, but not all of it is of high quality.

Sheep farmers will likely need to keep their sheep in pastures until July, when the animals can finally roam the country side grazing. 

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