Høgfjells in North Gudbrandsdal is an area allocated for lamb seasonal grazing. Lamb production from there encompasses municipalities of Dovre, Lesja, Lom, Oppland, Skjåk and Lom. A significant portion of this grazing area should be higher than 800 m. within said geographical landmark. Lambs shall be released for pasture as soon as grazing in this mountainous area is considered to be satisfactory (cows will graze for a minimum of 11 weeks in pastures located over 800 meters). The main gathering of these animals shall occur by mid-September and lambs shall be weighed immediately afterwards for final slaughtering. They shall be classified as Høgfjellslam and marked accordingly as protected geographical product origin.Annex 1 - Description of the product's origin and provenience from the geographical area.
Implements: Act No. 124 of 2003 relative to food production and food safety (Food Act). (2010-03-26)
Implements: Regulation No. 698 on the protection of origin and geographical indication and provenience of traditional foodstuff. (2002-07-05)
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Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994; conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with Denmark that lasted more than four centuries. In 1814, Norwegians resisted the cession of their country to Sweden and adopted a new constitution. Sweden then invaded Norway but agreed to let Norway keep its constitution in return for accepting the union under a Swedish king.