Matvælið - Matís' launch

Icelandic livestock species - genetic analyzes and breeding work

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Sæmundur Sveinsson, head of genetics at Matís, is an interviewee in this episode of Matvælin, and he talks about genetic research and breeding of Icelandic livestock species in a way that everyone can understand and keep their attention!

In Iceland, some livestock stocks are specifically Icelandic, while others are imported. Cattle, horses, sheep and goats are entirely of Icelandic stock, and this means that Icelandic operators are the only ones in the world who breed these four types of livestock.

At Matís, we have mainly worked with three species, i.e. cattle, horses and sheep and research on these populations is discussed here.

The episode is available in its entirety on all major podcasts and in the player below: