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Date: 22.05.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Husdjur
Nordic Brown Bee

PRESS RELEASE Today, on the International Day for Biological Diversity, NordGen releases an updated plan of action for the conservation of the Nordic Brown Bee. The goal of the plan is to, in cooperation with beekeepers in the Nordic countries, save the bee from extinction. The Nordic brown bee (Apis…

Date: 14.11.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Husdjur
Icelandic Cattle

On the 29th-30th of November, NordGen Farm Animals Arrange an excursion and workshop on the theme Genomic selection. Don’t miss out on the opportunity come close to the endangered Finncattle and learn more about breeding in small populations.   The excursion on the 29th of November goes to Tampere and…

Date: 25.09.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Husdjur

This September, the members of NordGen’s council for farm animal genetic resources met in Reykjavik to exchange perspectives from the different Nordic countries. The NordGen Council for Farm Animal Genetic Resources gives NordGen advice on different matters concerning our operations. The council meets twice a year, and the Nordic countries…

Date: 01.08.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Husdjur

Busy as a bee? Well, the Nordic brown bee surely is. The breed is calm, productive and active even at low temperatures. The endangered Nordic native breed is now on a rise and gaining in popularity. A peaceful buzzing sound comes from the hives containing thousands of brown bees –…

Date: 26.05.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Husdjur

The Faroese horse is one of the world’s most endangered horse breeds. Today, only 85 individuals remain but a vigorous work is taking place to save this strong, stubborn breed which visually is quite similar to the Islandic horse.   The farm Signabøgarður lies beautifully close to a fiord in…

Date: 06.12.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals, Forest, Husdjur, Plants

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 If you take a stroll through the Finnish countryside you…