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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…

Date: 17.03.2015 Author: Anne Kettunen Category: Farm Animals

Most of the material the book is based on originates from the FinnARCH research project, which was a collaboration between the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) and the University of Turku and financed by the Finnish Academy. The FinnARCH project investigated early livestock husbandry combining methods from molecular genetics, biology…

Date: Author: Linn Fenna Groeneveld Category: Farm Animals

Based on a final report published in November 2014, a group of bee experts from the Nordic countries have drafted a plan of action to ensure the conservation of the Nordic brown bee. The actions with highest priority revolve around establishing a network of Nordic Brown bee beekeepers and the…