For decades, the dairy farmers in the Nordic countries have had a strong commitment in registering the performance of their cows.

 They understood the value of comparing results between each other, and to breed from their best cows. In 2008, the two Nordic cooperatively owned AI-companies, Svensk Avel and Dansire merged, and in 2010 the Finnish cooperative Faba joined. Before that, each country had worked on their own, but with the same goal, a productive and healthy cow. 

The reason for merging was to get a more efficient breeding programme with more cows and to share costs for research and sales organisation. The commitment to registration of diseases and breeding for a balance between production and health was very similar in the three Nordic countries, which made the merge possible.