Category: 3MC

Finncattle by the river

Traditional Grazing: Native Breeds Are Vital for the Nordic Biodiversity

Why are native breeds so well suited to taking care of endangered biotopes? And can a cow really replace mechanical clearing of bushes? Ilmari Majuri, the owner of the Oukamäki farm and a well-known advocate of native Finncattle breeds, talks...

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Maria Kjetså Helps Breeders Make Better Choices to Safeguard Genetic Diversity

Modern genetics and history meet in researcher Maria Kjetså’s work in the interdisciplinary project "3MC – Nordic mountain cattle".

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Eastern finncattle on pasture

NordGen in Cooperation on Pastures – Native Breeds a Great Asset

In February, a match making webinar was organized for those interested in grazing. One of the participants at the webinar was Ilmari Majuri, the owner of the Oukamäki farm and a well-known advocate of native Finncattle breeds.

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Mervi Honkatukia Builds New Future for Northern Indigenous Cattle

Not to give up. That is NordGen Section Leader Mervi Honkatukia's motto in the research and conservation of indigenous cattle breeds.

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Hilja Solala is Investigating the Common Origins of the Nordic Mountain Cattle

History researcher Hilja Solala is part of a research team consisting of experts working together to gather and disseminate knowledge about the common origins Nordic mountain cattle breeds.

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100-year-old Breeding Station: A Treasure Chest of Knowledge for Project Researching the History and Genetics of Nordic Mountain Cattle

One of Sweden’s largest breeding centers for mountain cattle was situated on a farm in Trollsåsen, Jämtland County. Although it is more than 100 years since it lost its official status as a breeding center, the legacy from Trollsåsen lives...

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Newly Discovered Skeleton Can Tell Us About the History of Mountain Cattle

Did the Vikings have cows? If so, how are Viking cattle related to today's mountain cattle? We hope to answer these questions in the 3MC project, that gathers and disseminates knowledge about the mountain cattle's origins and cultural history.

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Winners Selected: Photo Competition to Spread Knowledge About Nordic Transboundary Cattle

The Jury has now selected five winning photos within the 3MC project (3MC – Traditional Transboundary Mountain Cattle Breeds in Nordic). Five photographers whose pictures have been chosen as winners will be awarded with prizes from the NordGen seed collection,...

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Do you Have Pictures of Mountain Cattle? Help us Collect Stories of our Nordic Cultural Heritage!

We are now saving your stories and images for future generations. Did your grandmother have mountain cattle when you were growing up? Or perhaps you took care of one yourself? Write to us about your experiences and memories. You choose the format, style and wording.  The collecting...

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