Telemark

Also Known By: Telemarkfe (Norway)

This is a horned, redsided dual purpose breed. It is found mainly in the mountainous regions of southeastern Norway. It is considered a good grazing animal and an efficient milk yielder on a high-roughage diet. Live weight range for cows is 400-500 kg. Registered population in 1995 was 96 heifers (2 years and younger) and 396 cows. Semen reserves in 1995 was 27,175 units (44 bulls).

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

Beate Milerski, Theodor-Heuss-Str. 42, D-71735 Eberdingen, e-mail:b.milerski@web.de


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Added June 12, 1997, updated November 15, 2002