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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…

Date: 20.06.2017 Author: Anne Kettunen Category: Farm Animals, Husdjur

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 a small local population. The population structure of five Swedish…