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Breeds of Livestock - Blacksided Trondheim and Norland Cattle

Breeds of Livestock - Blacksided Trondheim and Norland Cattle

Blacksided Trondheim and Norland Cattle

stn.jpgAlso Known By: Sidet trønderfe og nordlandsfe, Black Trondheim, Colorsided Trondheim and Northlandm Nordland, Røros

A naturally polled, small-boned, coloursided cow with short legs. Normally it is blacksided, but other colors such as red, gray, or brindled-sided animals occur. This breed is found in northern Norway.

It is a dual purpose breed with good milk-yielding properties. It is common to the mountain areas of Trondelag and Nordland counties and is considered a good grazing animal that is efficient on a high-roughage diet. Mean live weight is 400 kg for cows and a mean yield of approximately 4500 kg pr. year. They have 4.3% fat and 3.3% protein. Population estimate in 1994 was 400-500 breeding cows. Semen reserves in 1995 was 57,893 units.

Reference:
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.

Stiftelsen Norsk Landbrunksmuseum, Sagabygget, Norges landbrukshogskole, 1432 Ås, Norway

Photographs:
Stiftelsen Norsk Landbrunksmuseum, Sagabygget, Norges landbrukshogskole, 1432 Ås, Norway

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