NAV has a Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) with participants from universities and AI organizations in the three countries. The main goal with SAC is to:

  • Ensure that the methods used by NAV for genetic evaluation have a high standard and comply with state of art
  • Coordinate Nordic genetic evaluation research
  • Seek external funding for the research projects
  • Promote cooperation between NAV and research centers


Gert Pedersen Aamand, Nordic Cattle Genetic Evaluation

Søren Borchersen, VikingGenetics

Freddy Fikse, Växa Sverige

Mogens Lund, Aarhus University, Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Martin Lidauer, LUKE Natural Resources Institute Finland

Ulrik Sander Nielsen, SEGES – Cattle

Jukka Pösö, Faba co-op

Erling Strandberg, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Division of Applied Genetics