In our opinion the potential of these intelligent and versatile animals is underestimated. They have a range of uses many of which are relevant to areas such as here in western Norway. They are not true ruminants and are more closely related to camels than other breeds of domestic livestock. They can thrive on poor quality grazing and will eat most vegetation, including saplings, nettles, bushes, etc. They are therefore suitable for grazing marginal areas and holding the landscape open.