Native breeds at Fredriksdal

Isn’t a cow just a cow? And a hen simply a hen? No – that is really not the case! At Fredriksdal there are animals of native breeds that no longer have a natural role in contemporary farming and therefore are at risk of extinction. These are rare animals, from cows and horses to pigs and lambs. The native breeds have unique genes and qualities that are perhaps not of any great benefit to today’s modern production but that can play an important role in the future. There’s a haven for them at Fredriksdal, where they help to develop pasturelands and meadows.