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Exhibition - Fjällkor, Jamtli Café

Location: Östersund city
Arena/Place: Jamtli
Category: Exhibits

Welcome to the exhibition Trollsåsen's breeding center for FJÄLLKOR (a special cow). At the end of the 19th century, domestic races began to be protected and refined. Fjällkon was emphasized as the ideal for our region and authorities and household societies tried in various ways to stimulate the development of the old landraces. Among other things, competitions were started where farms had to compete to be appointed state breeding centers with special benefits.

The Trollsåsen breeding center for mountain cows was one of the country's largest and most well-functioning and played an important role in the conservation of the mountain breed. It has now been 100 years since Trollsåsen ceased to be an official breeding center, but the legacy lives on. A large proportion of mountain cows in Sweden today are probably related to some of the bulls from this Jämtland farm.

This exhibition shows a selection of the detailed and accurate documentation available from the farm and its efforts to preserve the mountain cow. Today, the subject has renewed relevance. For a future energy-efficient and environmentally efficient agriculture, the conservation of the Nordic landraces will be important.


Date Time Arena/Place
24 Sep
Friday 24 sep 2021 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Jamtli
25 Sep
Saturday 25 sep 2021 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Jamtli
26 Sep
Sunday 26 sep 2021 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Jamtli
28 Sep
Tuesday 28 sep 2021 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Jamtli

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The exhibition is produced by Jamtli in collaboration with Kjell Jonsson, the Heritage Museum and the County Administrative Board of Jämtland County.

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