06-26-2004, 09:02 AM #1Former Member
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- Aug 2003
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Are the making a moosetake?
IIt's healthy and tasty, for those with expensive tastes.
Farmers in northern Sweden are milking moose and making cheese, which they sell for a lot of dough - about $500 US per half a kilogram.
The buyers include upscale hotels and restaurants in Sweden.
Christer Johansson and his wife, Ulla, started their 24-hectare dairy farm Moose House seven years ago in Bjursholm, 650 kilometres north of the capital, Stockholm. They claim it is the only moose dairy farm in Europe.
The Johanssons currently have 14 moose in the fields but only three - Gullan, Haelga and Juna - can be milked.
The three cows, who stay outdoors all year, were abandoned calves found in the woods around Bjursholm and taken in by the Johansson family.
"Fortunately they know and love us, because they weigh about 500 kilograms. They see us almost as their own calves," Christer Johansson said.