By taking into account both the economic importance of each separate trait and their heritability – i.e. the possibility of influencing and changing a trait through breeding – PhD student Bente Aspeholen Åby of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences has estimated 14 traits with a view to optimizing the index.
The stage is set, the curtains are in place. The silence and the smell of goat are palpable as the first actor comes skipping in. She weighs in at around 8 kg. Her gaze is bright, and she is rearing to go.
More than 30 scientists from the five Nordic countries participated in the first Nordic workshop on Green care which took place in Trondheim on June 25th and 26th 2012. The result was that networking between the Nordic scientists in this field had a “jet-assisted takeoff”.