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Slaughterhouse Breaks Record

Slaughterhouse Breaks Record

Published September 28, 2011

A slaughterhouse in Blönduós has broken all records in terms of sheer volume of meat culled, and other slaughterhouses around the country didn’t fare so bad, either.
With the fall round-up bringing in sheep for the slaughter, Iceland’s slaughterhouses have had their hands full. RÚV reports that in fact, this year’s production has exceeded expectations.
While it was predicted last spring that this fall would see a drop, slaughterhouses in northern and eastern Iceland are seeing no significant reduction, and one slaughterhouse – SAH in Blönduós – even broke a record: 18.86 kilos of meat per sheep, when the average is somewhere above 17 kilos. As each slaughterhouse processes thousands of sheep, a bumper crop of sorts is expected.
However, there is still the question of whether or not this record harvest will be able to counterbalance an artificially created shortage of lamb meat, caused by meat for export taking precedence over the domestic market combined with a ban on importing lamb.



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