Category: Farm Animals

Experts Gather in Finncattle Land to Discuss Genomic Selection

People working with dogs, pigs, chicken, cattle and horses from all the Nordic countries as well as Estonia, Latvia, Germany and Switzerland gathered this Friday in Espoo, Finland, to learn more about genomic selection in small populations. The NordGen workshop...

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Have a Look at the Program for our Farm Animals Workshop in Espoo

Now the program for NordGen Farm Animal’s workshop in Espoo, Finland is finalised. Don’t miss out on the opportunity of learning more about sustainable breeding in small populations by the best Nordic researchers in this field. The workshop, arranged on...

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NordGen Farm Animals arranges workshop on genomic selection

Are you interested in animal genetic resources? Do you want to know more about how breeding of small populations is done in the best possible way? Register for NordGen Farm Animal’s workshop on genomic selection, held in Espoo, Finland, on...

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NordGen Farm Animals is hiring Senior Advisor placed in Norway

Gutesheep. Photo: Stig Karlsson. Do you want to contribute to the sustainable development of our native Nordic farm animal breeds? Is the future of the Gutesheep, the Faroe horse and the Lundehund important for you? NordGen Farm Animals is now...

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New Section Leader recruited to NordGen Farm Animals

NordGen Farm Animals is a service- and knowledge center aiming to secure a sustainable use of our farm animal genetic resources. The center will now develop further as Mervi Honkatukia takes over as Section Leader.   NordGen Farm Animals aims...

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Risk status for Norwegian cattle breeds assessed in case study

The risk status of six native Norwegian cattle breeds has been assessed in a new case study. The study, using a multi-indicator method adapted for french conditions, shows that the breeds could be considered not endangered. However, the author points...

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Congratulations, Finland!

Today, we send our heartiest congratulations to Finland turning 100 years. And although we not at all disparage the history of a century, we would like to present some Finns who are actually even older than their country.   Finnsheep...

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New PhD-thesis on native breeds

In the PhD-thesis “Genes, Gastronomy and Gratitude – The development and future of the conservation of native breeds” Ulla Ovaska has examined the development and future of conservation in two case studies; the conservation of native breeds in Finland and...

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NordGen is hiring

NordGen offers an exciting position in a professional and international working environment. NordGen has an open vacancy as leader of the Section for Farm Animals in Ås, Norway. An interesting position with variable and developing work in sustainable management of...

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New doctoral thesis on sheep genetic diversity

Genetic diversity and population structure of Swedish sheep breeds was studied using pedigree data and molecular genetic information. Both pedigree information and microsatellite genotypes showed that inbreeding has been successfully managed in the ancient Gute sheep breed, despite it being...

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