Anna Caroline Holene

Senior Adviser

(+47) 948 27 598

Ås O43

Visiting address
Oluf Thesens vei 43, 1433 Ås


The Norwegian Genetic Resource Centre estimated the inbreeding rate and thereby the effective population size for all of Norway’s cattle breeds at risk, using the method by Gutierrez et al 2008. When the conservation efforts began in 1990, these breeds were very small in number. However, the current population status shows that the breeds have been wisely managed.