Category: Farm Animals

New report on the Nordic Brown Bee

Final report of the project on the conservation of the Nordic brown bee is now available as a hard-copy as well as electronically. The report summarizes the current status on the Nordic brown bee in the Nordic-Baltic region, describes the...

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Instructive days at the Live Poultry Genebank in Norway

Cryopreservation is an important component in the conservation of farm animal genetic resources and it is especially relevant in efforts to ensure that future breeding goals in a changing environment can be met. Safeguarding of animal genetic resources against diseases...

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GRFA in a Changing Climate

The international conference was arranged by four research networks financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers and NordForsk under the Program “Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation in Nordic Primary Industries”, as well as NordGen Farm Animals and NordGen Forest....

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Management of heathlands

Endangered coastal heathlands may be preserved by supporting an ancient land management technique which combines grazing and burning. In Norway, a study “Old Norse Sheep in Coastal Heath” combines the development of Old Norse sheep farming into sustainable agriculture and...

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Is the Icelandic goat finally safe from extinction?

One bottleneck occurred in the years 1875-1885 when the population went down to only 62 individuals. In the year 1930 the breed reached its largest known size of almost 3000 individuals. However, this period was followed by another population bottleneck,...

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