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Date: 17.08.2016 Author: Anne Kettunen Category: Farm Animals
Danish pig

Researchers from Aarhus University’s Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics mapped the old livestock breeds’ relationships with each other and with breeds abroad, the structure of breeds and their genomic inbreeding degrees. Results are described in the report ‘Old Danish livestock breeds genomes – the breed origin and kinship’, published…

Date: 15.01.2016 Author: Anne Kettunen Category: Farm Animals

The Arctic Ark -project (Arctic Ark. Human-animal adaptations to the Arctic environment: natural and folk selection practices (Arc-Ark)) studies animals’ adaptation to the Arctic as a complex human-environmental process. The project is a consortium work between researchers from genetics, biology and animal breeding at Natural Resources Institute Finland ( Luke…

Date: 17.12.2015 Author: Linn Fenna Groeneveld Category: Farm Animals

The aim of this document is to provide a list of references outlining the current extent of characterization, both phenotypic and genetic, of native Nordic farm animal breeds. Google scholar was used to search for any scientific publications, including student theses and reports, on Nordic breeds of the main farm…

Date: 17.11.2015 Author: Anne Kettunen Category: Farm Animals
Swedish mountain cattle, Fjällko

During her internship Saija Tenhunen worked on a case study of Swedish Mountain Cattle. Her internship produced a short documentary about Fjällko, Swedish Mountain Cattle, one of the native cattle breeds in Sweden. Please, enjoy the lovely scenery of Northern Sweden and get familiar with this beautiful endangered cattle breed.

Date: 17.04.2015 Author: Anne Kettunen Category: Farm Animals
Northern Finncattle

The new NordGen Council for Animal Genetic Resources, nominated for the term 2015-2017, had its first regular meeting in Finland at the end of April. The Council also had the possibility to get more acquainted with the national animal genetic resource program in Finland and visit two in situ gene…

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…