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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…

Date: 17.02.2015 Author: Linn Fenna Groeneveld Category: Farm Animals
Kystgeit

A wild goat population, which has been roaming an island in Norway’s Sunnmøre district since the 1950s, will be subject of a study being carried out this year. The project was initiated with a field trip to the island of Skorpa beginning of February. The project, which is lead by…

Date: 17.01.2015 Author: Anne Kettunen Category: Farm Animals

First conservation actions were taken already in the 1960s when the ‘Kiuruvesi’ population or lineage was rescued. The conservation programme, established in 1998, maintains a total of 12 different landrace lineages. The uniqueness of each discovered flock has been evaluated according to their known history and phenotypic characteristics. Instead of…