Anna Caroline Holene

Senior Scientific Adviser, Norwegian Genetic Resource Center

(+47) 948 27 598

Ås R9

Visiting address
Raveien 9, 1430 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.