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Date: 15.06.2016 Author: Anne Kettunen Category: Farm Animals

Finnhorse is the only native horse breed in Finland. It has a long history and is an an invaluable part of the Finnish cultural and historical heritage. The hardworking Finnhorse was used in agriculture and forestry, and it bravely served in the war fronts. In the past, the population size…

Date: 17.01.2016 Author: Anne Kettunen Category: Farm Animals

The Second Report on the State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture provides a comprehensive assessment of livestock biodiversity and its management. It draws together information provided in 129 country reports, 15 reports from international organizations, 4 reports from regional focal points and networks for animal…

Date: 15.01.2016 Author: Anne Kettunen Category: Farm Animals

The Arctic Ark -project (Arctic Ark. Human-animal adaptations to the Arctic environment: natural and folk selection practices (Arc-Ark)) studies animals’ adaptation to the Arctic as a complex human-environmental process. The project is a consortium work between researchers from genetics, biology and animal breeding at Natural Resources Institute Finland ( Luke…

Date: 17.12.2015 Author: Linn Fenna Groeneveld Category: Farm Animals

The aim of this document is to provide a list of references outlining the current extent of characterization, both phenotypic and genetic, of native Nordic farm animal breeds. Google scholar was used to search for any scientific publications, including student theses and reports, on Nordic breeds of the main farm…

Date: 17.11.2015 Author: Anne Kettunen Category: Farm Animals
Swedish mountain cattle, Fjällko

During her internship Saija Tenhunen worked on a case study of Swedish Mountain Cattle. Her internship produced a short documentary about Fjällko, Swedish Mountain Cattle, one of the native cattle breeds in Sweden. Please, enjoy the lovely scenery of Northern Sweden and get familiar with this beautiful endangered cattle breed.

Date: 17.04.2015 Author: Anne Kettunen Category: Farm Animals
Northern Finncattle

The new NordGen Council for Animal Genetic Resources, nominated for the term 2015-2017, had its first regular meeting in Finland at the end of April. The Council also had the possibility to get more acquainted with the national animal genetic resource program in Finland and visit two in situ gene…