Department of Animal Breeding and Genetic Research
The department of animal breeding and genetic research was established in 1999, after the revision of the Institute organization chart. Prior to the establishment of this department, animal breeding activities of the institute were conducted in the cattle and buffalo, sheep and goat and poultry research departments.
Its main activities in the field of cattle included determining the production and reproduction performance of native cattle populations for the purpose of conserving and increasing the population size of these genetic resources.
In the field of sheep and goats most of the activities were performed on determination of genetic parameters effective for production traits of native sheep and goat breeds.
In the field of poultry in order to preserve its genetic resources and provide the demands of villagers to native chicken, notable activities have been accomplished on identification of native chicken and other native poultries such as turkey, duck, goose and quail.
Areas of research
- Identification, characterization and conservation of animal genetic resources.
- Determination of proper and economic method of animal genetic resources conservation.
- Providing the simulation schedules for the purpose of evaluation of performed breeding projects.
- Breeding objectives to determine animal breeding plans.
- Investigation and research in order to find the appropriate system of animal crossbreeding.
- Using the advance methods of evaluation and estimation of animal genetic parameters.
- Accomplishment of organized crossbreeding for the purpose of producing a new genetic combination and high producing animal, adopted with different rearing condition over the country.
- Production and efficiency enhancement, in animal husbandry sector, by genetically improvement of livestock and poultry of country.
- Efficient synthetic breeds generation, appropriate to the different climatic conditions of the country, by using the resistant native breeds to the environment conditions and exotic high producer breeds.