Also Known By:Vestlandsk Raudkolle, Western Red Polled Cattle, West Coast Red Polled, Westland Polled
The Vestland Red Polled is a non-commercial breed with a registered population of
71 heifers (2 years and younger) and 218 cows as of January 1995.
It is a naturally polled, red dual purpose cow found along the west coast of Norway.
It is short-legged and small-boned, but a relatively efficient milk yielder for its
size, producing approximately 4000 kg per year on a high roughage diet. Live weight
is 400-500 kg. Semen reserves in 1995 were 13,848 units (15 bulls).
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,