Category: 3MC

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Auli Bläuer and the Worlds of Old Bones

Old bones of Nordic mountain cattle are the subject of Auli Bläuer’s research in the cross-disciplinary project “3MC – Nordic Mountain Cattle”, which is led by NordGen.

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Where the Nordic Mountain Cattle Are Given a Voice

Knowledge transfer is an important part of the cross-disciplinary 3MC project. Recently, a seminar, which was arranged in collaboration with the Museum of Torne Valley, was organized to increase awareness of Nordic mountain cattle

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Cross-disciplinary Project Showcases Findings at Museum Exhibition – Increased Awareness About Endangered Nordic Mountain Cattle

Den 8 april öppnar en ny utställning med det tvärvetenskapliga 3MC-projektet, som leds av NordGen.

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Juha Kantanen Knows the Genes of Northern Survivors

Using precise data and new information, Juha Kantanen helps us understand the adaptations that helped humans and domestic animals survive the harsh conditions of the north.  

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New Research: Co-operation and Participation Are Crucial to Safeguard Our Nordic Native Breeds

A recent study points to the need of creating dialogue and easing bureaucratic obstacles; making sure that the farmers are motivated is vital for conserving genetic diversity.

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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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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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