Activity Structure Personnel History
 

Main research activities

 The Institute was founded in 1952. The research is conducted by six departments and two laboratories. The Institute has a staff totaling 111 persons, 27 of which are scientific staff including 3 habil. doctors and 24 doctors. At the Institute, respectively, 171 and 12 researchers maintained the doctoral and habilitated doctoral theses. The researchers have published 45 volumes of scientific papers under the title "Gyvulininkystė" (Animal Husbandry), 16 monographs, textbooks and books, registered 19 patents and received 4 State Premium of the Republic of Lithuania. The breed of Lithuanian White pigs has been developed and the breeds of Lithuanian Black-and-White and Lithuanian Red cattle and Lithuanian Blackface sheep have been improved at the Institute. The Lithuanian technique for keeping and use of breeding bulls has been worked out and livestock embryo transplantation applied. Nutrition of farm animals and efficient utilization of feeds has been scientifically grounded at the Institute. Indigenous Lithuanian farm animal breeds have been preserved and studied. New environmentally friendly technologies of animal housing and welfare are being developed and implemented.
 
The main research activities of the Institute:
1. The studies of animal genetics, biology of reproduction and genetic resources.
2. The studies of animal nutrition and production quality.
3. The studies of animal welfare and environmental issues related with animal production.
 
 Main international programmes and projects. The researchers of the Institute work in co-operation with the researchers from Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Norway, France and the USA, take part in the project "Evaluation of Lithuanian pig breeding system", supported by the Swedish Institutional Fund and "Strengthening of control system in the field of feedstuffs in Lithuania in pursuance of EC legislation" supported by Netherlands. Researchers take part in Danish investigation project devoted to probiotics usage in pigs feeding.
 
Services. Scientific research in the field of animal and poultry production, recommendations and consultations on issues of animal and poultry production; expertise of the chemical composition and quality of feedstuffs; expertise of construction and reconstruction projects of animal houses; completing of technical equipment for animal insemination and embryo transfer; computerized estimation of feed composition and rations; blood typing of cattle and horses; cryopreservation of animal semen and embryos.
 

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