Norway shuns EU herd

By Mark Mordell, BCC Europe Editor


Odd-Eynar Hjortnes, a boyish looking 35-year-old, trundles backwards down the cowshed, in what is in effect a giant motorised wheelbarrow. He’s spreading out the morning fodder in front of his 50 or so cows. They surge forward to munch enthusiastically on the clover-rich fodder, although many of them also seem to appreciate snacking on my jacket, which I fear may have had some input from their distant relatives.

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