Vital Villages - Salla Village Tour

Sinnamo road-up fence

The round-up is the biggest happening of the reindeer herding year. The cooperatives
have their own corrals. Many reindeer owners from several co-operatives
gather to identify the animals. The reindeer are brought to the corral
in big herds and there is a lot of work to be done. The owners separate the
animals that are let to live from those that will be slaughtered. The ones left
are counted according to sex, age and owner’s earmark, vaccinated against
parasites and transported to the winter pastures. The ones chosen are butchered
on clean snow or transported to the slaughterhouses.

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