Category: Farm Animals

Green trees framing a stony beach, a cold sea and snow-covered mountains.

NordGen participated in Tromsø meeting where Nordic ministers discussed food, agriculture, and resilience

The midnight sun was shining on the partly snow-covered mountains as ten Nordic ministers gathered in Tromsø today to discuss climate, resilience and preparedness.

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two archeologists collecting bone samples from cattle bones

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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FAO and NordGen in Collaboration on a Cryoconservation Webinar Series

The first webinar of ten on cryoconservation of animal genetic resources will take place on 18 May.

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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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besökaren betraktar utställningen om nordiska fjällboskap

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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A Decade of Conserving the Nordic Brown Bee: Experts Met to Discuss the Status of the Brown Bee

Beekeepers, researchers and members of national beekeeping organizations met online to discuss the conservation status in the Nordic countries.

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Vestlandsk fjordfe är en av de sex bevaringsvärda nötkreatursraserna i Norge. Foto: Anna Rehnberg/Norsk genressurssenter/NIBIO

Negative Development Was Reversed in Norway – Statistics Crucial to Save Endangered Landrace Breeds

Reliable kinship data has been a key to success when it comes to conservation work of Norweigan landrace breeds.

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lähikuva miehestä, jolla on silmälasit ja hattu

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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Finncattle by the river

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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