Norwegian Association of Sheep and Goat Breeders
The Norwegian Association of Sheep and Goat Breeders (NSG) was founded in 1947. It is the principal organization for sheep and goat farmers in Norway with currently 11,200 members. The organization has 15 employees. We front the interests of the small ruminant farmers through close collaboration with other agricultural organizations, towards the Norwegian authorities, in politics and in the social debate. Further, the organization provides consultancy in working sheep dogs, rangeland grazing and sheep and goat breeding. The breeding division of NSG is responsible for the national breeding program, the national genetic evaluation and the artificial insemination in small ruminants. In addition, applied research is conducted in order to continuously improve the genetics of sheep and goats to benefit the producers. The NSG breeding board decides upon implementation of changes to the breeding program. This structure ensures a quick implementation of new developments.
NSG is involved in WP1 and WP8 of the SMARTER project.