Category: Farm Animals

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40 years of Nordic collaboration on farm animals marked with conference

What’s the status of the Nordic farm animal breeds compared to those in other European countries? Does grazing animals always promote biodiversity – and why are the Icelandic breeds often less vulnerable than other native breeds in the Nordic? The...

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Nordic Ministers Updated on Expert Report About Genetic Resources

NordGen was attending the annual summer meeting of the Nordic ministers for forestry, agriculture, fisheries and food. Among other things, the ministers were informed about a new report on access and rights to genetic resources.

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Biodiversity of Native Farm Animal Breeds Needs to Be Safeguarded for Future Challenges

A wide diversity of landraces is important for Nordic agriculture to be able to adapt to future, yet unknown, challenges.

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Workshop Stressed the Urgent Need of Conserving Animal Genetic Resources

What does a pig in southern Sweden have in common with a goat off the Norwegian coast and a cow in northern Finland? It might sound as the start of a joke, but the answer isn’t funny.

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NordGen Coordinates Project on Joint Nordic View on Access and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources

Right now, world leaders are gathering in Montreal to reach an agreement on how to stop the biodiversity loss. NordGen is currently leading a project which will gather the Nordic view on access and benefit sharing of genetic resources.

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New DNA Research Reveals the Origins of Northern Native Breeds

Ancient DNA can tell a lot about the animals and what they were like in ancient times. The historical DNA samples come from cattle that grazed the Northern forest meadows hundreds of years ago.

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Professor Charlotte Kroløkke Investigates Human-animal Bonds

Within the cross-disciplinary 3MC project, professor Charlotte Kroløkke studies how human-animal relationships emerge. Her work can help create an understanding of genetic resources as forms of cultural heritage that are valuable for the future.

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Mapping of Nordic Horses will Contribute to Improved Conservation Efforts for Threatened Breeds

New project will gather knowledge for future development of conservation plans for the Nordic horse breeds.

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Landscape with cattle, farm buildings and people from game application nordic cows

Where Facts and Fiction Meet: Happy Cows Are the Key to Success in New Innovative Farm Survival Game

Fact and fiction meet in the game application Nordic Cows, which is based on information from folk tales, historical sources and pedigrees. The game is produced by the cross-disciplinary project 3MC – Nordic Mountain Cattle, which is led by NordGen....

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New Research on the Faroese Horse

The Faroese horse is considered critically endangered, and NordGen has for many years worked to take care of the unique breed. Recently, a study about opportunities for conservation of the breed has been published.

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