Also Known By:Sidet trønderfe og nordlandsfe, Black Trondheim, Colorsided Trondheim and Northlandm
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
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,