This is a non-commercial rare breed with a registered population of 40 heifers (2 years and younger) and 85 cows as of January 1995.
The Dølafe is a small-boned dual purpose cow with short legs. They are normally horned but naturally polled animals do occur. It is a multicoloured breed, ranging form almost uniformly dark brown or brindle animals to piebald (white), brown and black individuals. Live weight is approximately 450-500 kg. Semen reserves in 1995 was 16,564 units (14 bulls).
Reference:Stiftelsen Norsk Landbrunksmuseum, Sagabygget, Norges landbrukshogskole, 1432 Ås, NorwayPhotographs:Stiftelsen Norsk Landbrunksmuseum, Sagabygget, Norges landbrukshogskole, 1432 Ås, Norway
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