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Date: 29.11.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals
Two brown finncattle cows on a green meadow.

This week, NordGen Farm Animals is arranging a workshop on optimal contribution selection in Oslo. A substantial part of the course covers the software program EVA which can be used to monitor inbreeding and optimize breeding recommendations. EVA is co-developed by NordGen and is free to download and use. Participants…

Date: 04.10.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals
Northern Finncattle

NordGen has, along with several different partners, been given means to collect and distribute knowledge of Northern mountain cattle breeds in Finland, Norway and Sweden. Local entrepreneurs are key actors in the project. The purpose is, among other things, to increase the understanding of the connection between our cultural history…

Date: 16.09.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals
The Norwegian University for Life Science, NMBU, in Ås.

Today, NordGen Farm Animals is relocating to the Norwegian University of Life Science (NMBU) in Ås. The new location will provide an even closer connection to the research taking place within genetic resources of the Nordic farm animals. NMBU is situated only a stone’s throw away from NordGen Farm Animal’s…

Date: 02.09.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals
Finncattle

Among several of our Nordic farm animal breeds, there are so few individuals left that we risk inbreeding and loss of genetic diversity over generations. That’s why NordGen has developed the software program EVA which monitor inbreeding and optimize breeding recommendations. Does this sound interesting? Join us for a workshop…

Date: 27.08.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals, Forest, Plants

While Scandinavia and Finland could enjoy summer temperatures and a bright sun shining from a blue sky, Iceland invited to a ministers meeting accompanied by rain and a chilly wind. But the agricultural ministers were given a warm welcome to the meeting. Among other things, the ministers were informed about…

Date: 29.05.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals, Forest, Plants

During a great award dinner last night, Lise Lykke Steffensen was appointed “Company Leader of the year” by the Danish Project Management Organization Dansk Projektledelse. Lise Lykke Steffensen started working as Executive Director at NordGen in 2016. Since then, she has embarked a journey aiming to modernize and streamline the enormous…