Category: Farm Animals

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Hilja Solala is Investigating the Common Origins of the Nordic Mountain Cattle

History researcher Hilja Solala is part of a research team consisting of experts working together to gather and disseminate knowledge about the common origins Nordic mountain cattle breeds.

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100-year-old Breeding Station: A Treasure Chest of Knowledge for Project Researching the History and Genetics of Nordic Mountain Cattle

One of Sweden’s largest breeding centers for mountain cattle was situated on a farm in Trollsåsen, Jämtland County. Although it is more than 100 years since it lost its official status as a breeding center, the legacy from Trollsåsen lives...

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Our Website is Now Available in Finnish!

The Finnish speaking part of the Nordic countries’ population is an important target group for NordGen. Therefore, we are proud to announce that our website, which already had a Swedish and English version, now also is available in Finnish. The...

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Newly Discovered Skeleton Can Tell Us About the History of Mountain Cattle

Did the Vikings have cows? If so, how are Viking cattle related to today's mountain cattle? We hope to answer these questions in the 3MC project, that gathers and disseminates knowledge about the mountain cattle's origins and cultural history.

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Winners Selected: Photo Competition to Spread Knowledge About Nordic Transboundary Cattle

The Jury has now selected five winning photos within the 3MC project (3MC – Traditional Transboundary Mountain Cattle Breeds in Nordic). Five photographers whose pictures have been chosen as winners will be awarded with prizes from the NordGen seed collection,...

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NordGen’s Measures for Reducing the Spread of COVID-19 is Ongoing

Right now, it’s harvest time at NordGen. Valuable seeds are collected in our fields and gardens, dried and eventually becoming a part of the Nordic seed collection. But the work done in both field and office is still affected by...

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Do you Have Pictures of Mountain Cattle? Help us Collect Stories of our Nordic Cultural Heritage!

We are now saving your stories and images for future generations. Did your grandmother have mountain cattle when you were growing up? Or perhaps you took care of one yourself? Write to us about your experiences and memories. You choose the format, style and wording.  The collecting...

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More Research Needed about the Nordic Native Animal Breeds

Today, on the International Day of Biological Diversity, NordGen publishes a debate article about Nordic native breeds: Nordic native breeds such as the northern Finncattle, the Norwegian kystgeit and the Swedish Orust chicken are important for preserving the biodiversity we...

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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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