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Date: 30.11.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals

People working with dogs, pigs, chicken, cattle and horses from all the Nordic countries as well as Estonia, Latvia, Germany and Switzerland gathered this Friday in Espoo, Finland, to learn more about genomic selection in small populations. The NordGen workshop was preceded by a field trip to Ahlmans Vocational College,…

Date: 19.10.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals
Icelandic Cattle

Now the program for NordGen Farm Animal’s workshop in Espoo, Finland is finalised. Don’t miss out on the opportunity of learning more about sustainable breeding in small populations by the best Nordic researchers in this field. The workshop, arranged on the 30th of November, is free of charge and comes…

Date: 24.09.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals
Icelandic Cattle

Are you interested in animal genetic resources? Do you want to know more about how breeding of small populations is done in the best possible way? Register for NordGen Farm Animal’s workshop on genomic selection, held in Espoo, Finland, on November 30, 2018! The workshop has the title: What, how and…

Date: 14.08.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals

Gutesheep. Photo: Stig Karlsson. Do you want to contribute to the sustainable development of our native Nordic farm animal breeds? Is the future of the Gutesheep, the Faroe horse and the Lundehund important for you? NordGen Farm Animals is now hiring a Senior Advisor with interest in animal genetic resources,…

Date: 18.05.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals

NordGen Farm Animals is a service- and knowledge center aiming to secure a sustainable use of our farm animal genetic resources. The center will now develop further as Mervi Honkatukia takes over as Section Leader.   NordGen Farm Animals aims to promote the sustainable use of farm animals connected to…

Date: 03.04.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals

The risk status of six native Norwegian cattle breeds has been assessed in a new case study. The study, using a multi-indicator method adapted for french conditions, shows that the breeds could be considered not endangered. However, the author points out that to identify differences that might affect the risk…