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Date: 17.02.2015 Author: Linn Fenna Groeneveld Category: Farm Animals
Kystgeit

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: 17.11.2014 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…

Date: 17.09.2012 Author: Anne Kettunen Category: Farm Animals
Icelandic goat

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, and in the years 1950-1967 the population was comprised of…