Stylianos Matzouranis runs a family livestock farm with his wife, Georgia Kouvdi, who has settled in Mandamados with sheep of the Mytilene breed, thus making use of the programme for young farmers.
The farm has over 500 sheep in total and produces over 80 tons of milk every year. Their love for this profession drove them to seek and implement programmes through which they managed to modernise their facilities with milking systems and improve stable conditions for the animals, as well as working conditions. Part of their production is used to produce delicious, home-made ladotyri cheese and traditional trahanas.
Like on many farms in this region of Lesvos, you will find horses and dogs accompanying their sheep.