published: 2018-06-21 11:05:01
Institute of Animal Science (IAS) Prague – Uhříněves is a public research institution founded by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic.
Since its foundation in 1951, the Institute has been a centre of research into biological and bio-technological basis of animal science.
IAS carries out basic and applied research focusing on innovation and the practical use of knowledge in animal science. Eight research departments perform research in the fields of animal genetics and breeding, bio-technology and reproduction, nutrition, quality of products, animal ethology and welfare, breeding technology, herd management and production economy.
In addition to basic and applied research, IAS carries out other expert activities. One of the most significant is the implementation of the National Programme for Conservation and Utilization of Farm Animal Genetic Resources. In 2016, the IAS was appointed as the National Centre for Genetic Resources to coordinate and implement the National Programme, along with many stakeholders. The Institute has also provided for the activity of the Scientific Committee for Animal Nutrition and was entrusted by the Ministry of Agriculture to represent the Czech Republic in the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP). IAS provides professional training on classification of swine and cattle carcasses according to SEUROP, under a contract with the Ministry of Agriculture.
IAS offers collaborative and contractual research
• practical consultancy for farmers
• education on livestock production
• processing of analyses for farmers
• expertise and consultations on documentation and legislation of the Ministry of Agriculture
• hosting of postgraduates from abroad
• specialised training courses (SEUROP)
• seminars, workshops and field trips
IAS has its own comprehensive experimental base and a farmstead. It works on almost 800 hectares of farmland in Uhříněves, Netluky and Královice. In addition, it owns and runs a pig breeding facility in Kostelec nad Orlicí.
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Oldřich Brýža – managing director
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