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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…

Date: 06.12.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals, Forest, Husdjur, Plants

Today, we send our heartiest congratulations to Finland turning 100 years. And although we not at all disparage the history of a century, we would like to present some Finns who are actually even older than their country.   Finnsheep If you take a stroll through the Finnish countryside you…

Date: 29.09.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals

In the PhD-thesis “Genes, Gastronomy and Gratitude – The development and future of the conservation of native breeds” Ulla Ovaska has examined the development and future of conservation in two case studies; the conservation of native breeds in Finland and the conservation of the Yakutian Cattle in the Russian Federation….

Date: 29.08.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals

NordGen offers an exciting position in a professional and international working environment. NordGen has an open vacancy as leader of the Section for Farm Animals in Ås, Norway. An interesting position with variable and developing work in sustainable management of farm animal genetic resources in both the Nordic and the…

Date: 20.06.2017 Author: Anne Kettunen Category: Farm Animals, Husdjur

Genetic diversity and population structure of Swedish sheep breeds was studied using pedigree data and molecular genetic information. Both pedigree information and microsatellite genotypes showed that inbreeding has been successfully managed in the ancient Gute sheep breed, despite it being a small local population. The population structure of five Swedish…