The Fjäll cow is the most common of our Swedish cattle breeds. It originated in northern Sweden, where it has existed since the Viking Age.
The Fjäll cow is polled, which means it has no horns, and is white with black or brown markings.
Swedish Red Polled
Was common in Värmland and Dalarna until the end of the 1960s. During the large-scale farming system of the 1970s, it was almost completely eradicated.
Polled, red with different shades.
Pigs are very clean animals. They have certain parts of the pasture that they use as a toilet. Our pigs are allowed to drink the whey that we have not used to make whey butter. The whey is mixed with barley meal, which the pigs are fed morning and evening. The pigs are very good soil cultivators.
They search for worms and roots with their snout, turning the earth upside down.
Dwarf hens, breed from China. The breed has been known in Europe since the 19th century. It is a robust and durable bantam breed that is nice and calm and easy to breed. The hens also lay lots of eggs. A hen lays about 180 eggs / year, that weigh 30 gr. The hens are very eager to breed and look after their chicks well. They have feathers on their legs and feet.
The goat is one of the first domestic animals man ever had. In the past, the goat was called the “poor man’s cow” because those who could not afford a cow had a goat instead, because goats always managed to find food. There are three known Swedish common breeds, Jämt goat, Göinge goat and Lapp goat; they differ slightly in shape and size because they are adapted to different parts of Sweden. Goats are mischievous and intelligent animals that love to jump and climb.
They can be a bit hard to keep locked up and they are masters at coming up with mischief!
The North Swedish horse
Together with the Gotland pony, the North Swedish horse is Sweden’s only indigenous horse breed. In 1964 the breed was divided into a workhorse type and a lighter and faster trotter line. Our horses are of the lighter line of Cold Blood Trotters. The horses, like the cows, are allowed to roam freely in the forest during the day.