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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
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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…

Date: 17.12.2014 Author: Linn Fenna Groeneveld Category: Farm Animals

In general, the report , which is based on text mining of 14 million patent applications, has good news relative to equitable sharing of AnGR. After a steep increase of patent applications involving AnGR in the 1990s, peaking in 2001, there was a subsequent substantial decrease. This decrease can be…

Date: 17.11.2014 Author: Anne Kettunen Category: Farm Animals

A recent study, published in the scientific journal Journal of Animal Science, has genetically characterized a herd of Danish Jutland cattle. The study is based on 135 individuals from the Kortegaard herd of Danish Jutland cattle, which has been genotyped with the HD cattle chip, containing more than 700.000 genetic…