Feeding the reindeer – more than just giving them food
March 31st, 2018
On March 22-23rd, a workshop on “Challenges and opportunities of supplementary feeding in reindeer husbandry” was held in Kiruna, Sweden. A joint action of the REXSAC, ReiGN and CLINF Nordic Centres of Excellence.
Researchers from three Nordic Centres of Excellence met with reindeer herders from Sweden, Norway and Finland discussed:
- which factors are taken into consideration when deciding on practices and application of supplementary feeding;
- what might be the potential consequences of supplementary feeding practices on the future of reindeer husbandry; and
- what can we learn from experiences in neighbouring countries?