Category: Farm Animals

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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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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Selfie på hemmakontor forskare Maria Kjetså sitter vid sitt bord framför två skärmar och tittar in i kamerran

Maria Kjetså Helps Breeders Make Better Choices to Safeguard Genetic Diversity

Modern genetics and history meet in researcher Maria Kjetså’s work in the interdisciplinary project "3MC – Nordic mountain cattle".

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Eastern finncattle on pasture

NordGen in Cooperation on Pastures – Native Breeds a Great Asset

In February, a match making webinar was organized for those interested in grazing. One of the participants at the webinar was Ilmari Majuri, the owner of the Oukamäki farm and a well-known advocate of native Finncattle breeds.

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Wide audience in comprehensive webinar about farm animal genetic resources

A wide range of topics were covered when the NordFrost network recently arranged the webinar "Why gene banking". Six lecturers gave presentations and group discussions ended the the three-hour digital event.

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Here is the program for next week’s webinar “Why gene banking”

The webinar "Why genebanking" takes place online on June 23. Read more about the interesting program and don't forget to register if you want to participate.

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World Bee Day: NordGen Supports Beekeepers in Their Conservation Work

Beekeeper Nora Mäntysaari talks about conserving the Nordic brown bee and how she has created a market for her products. Her approach is very much in line with NordGen’s conservation work. 

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More seed orders, digitization and a new strategy – read more in NordGen Annual Review 2020

NordGen's annual review for 2020 is now available. In addition to information about important achievements, the digital publication also includes a video in which NordGen's director, Lise Lykke Steffensen, summarizes the previous year.

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Nordic Project on Access and Benefit Sharing Gathers Experts on Genetic Resources

Through several online seminars, the aim is to reach a Nordic joint view on the matter which corresponds with international agreements.

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New and Unique Study Shows Potential for Use of Milk from Native Cattle Breeds to Produce Commercial Bioactive Food Components

The result of the study shows potential for new areas of commercial use of milk from the Nordic native breeds. This can be an important step in promoting the sustainable use of the breeds which in many cases are at...

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