Category: Farm Animals

This is NordGen’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

NordGen is following the outbreak of COVID-19 carefully and has taken measures to limit the risk of spreading the infection. Part of our work is now done remotely and external meetings will be replaced with online meetings. Apart from that,...

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Network for Native Horse Breeds had its First Meeting

Recently, a Nordic-Baltic network for native horse breeds met for the first time in a workshop arranged by NordGen in Oslo. The purpose of the network is to exchange knowledge and support the efforts done for safeguarding the native horse...

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Software and Genetic Selection at the Agenda in Oslo Workshop

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...

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New big project will increase the knowledge of Nordic cattle breeds

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...

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NordGen Farm Animals relocates to Life Science University

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...

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NordGen Arranges Workshop on EVA-program for Genetic Selection

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...

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Nordic Ministers Focused on Green Transition at Meeting in Iceland

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...

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NordGen’s Executive Director Wins Prize as Best Company Leader

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...

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New FAO-report: Step up the work with preventing loss of biodiversity for food and agriculture!

Today, the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture presented a new report called “The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture”. Part of the report make somber reading but there are also many positive trends....

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FAO-meeting in Rome: NordGen argue that native breeds must be eaten in order to be saved


In the enormous building in Rome containing the FAO headquarters, representatives from almost every country in the world are gathered this week to discuss international cooperation on genetic resources. NordGen participates in the meeting and also arranged a side event...

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