I heard Tofugu is thinking of cornering the bacon market.
Because the hiragana ends with an う sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means occupy so the verb version is to occupy.
What is it you want to occupy most in the whole, entire world? Your own flock of sheep (し). Also, a fortune teller (this kanji also means fortune, remember) told you that if you occupy her sheep, you'll have good luck! Gotta do as she says!