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Breeds of Livestock - Vestland Fjord Cattle

Breeds of Livestock - Vestland Fjord Cattle

Vestland Fjord

    fjordfe.jpgAlso Known By: Vestlandsk fjordfe, Fjord, West Coast Fjord, Westland Horned, Western fjord cattle
This is a non-commercial rare breed with a registered population of 100 heifer (2 years and younger) and 214 cows as of January 1995.

The Vestland Fjord can be horned or polled, multicoloured dual purpose cow that is common to the fjord area of Western Norway. It is short-legged and small-boned. It is the smallest of the native Norwegian breeds. It is a relatively efficient milk yielder for its size, producing approximately 4000 kg a year on a high roughage diet. Live weight is approximately 400 kg. Semen reserves in 1995 was 15,331 units (20 bulls).



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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

Dirk Strabel, P.B. 237, N 6980 Askvoll, Norway



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