The operation at GodKu consists of 100% grass-based meat production. Vestland fjord cattle are a protected Norwegian cattle breed, and are referred to in many contexts as the "primitive cow". They grow in the cultural landscape as grass, leaves, buds on bushes, heather, and many other good things. This gives a healthier fatty acid composition in the meat with a much higher content of Omega 3 fatty acids and a lower level of Omega 6 fatty acids. The meat is highly prized by chefs in all kinds of gourmet restaurants. Our animals roam freely all year round, and have plenty of space for natural behaviour. The calves that are born with us stay with their mothers throughout their upbringing, and suck milk from their mothers, - that's why the operation is also called a nursing cow operation. The calves grow slowly, which has a positive effect on the marbling of the meat and the development of flavour.
All these factors give a clean and unique meat, which is fine-grained and tender, with exquisite marbling and a superior fatty acid composition with a unique taste as the end result.
Operations at GodKu are based on value-based sustainability in food production and animal welfare.
Fjordfe is often referred to as Norway's national cow, with roots dating back 5,000 years. Today there are around 1,000 Fjordfe in Norway, and the breed is classified by the UN as threatened with extinction.