Institute of Animal Science and Pastures (IZ)
"More than a century devoted to the scientific research in animal production and welfare" One of the few Scientific Institutes of the world to deal with the whole animal production chain, IZ is a distinguishable and traditional Institute (more than a century) but not old unit working in animal husbandry at State of São Paulo, Brazil. Post-doctors, PhD's, MSc's from several areas of knowledge and very high skilled auxiliary people work offering to the society products and processes related to: tropical forage plants, beef and dairy cattle, sheeps, swines, reproduction techniques, breeding and genetics, animal and vegetable biotechniques. Main research areas of IZ can be summarized as follows: - Development, evaluation and release of new forage plant cultivars; - Breeding of beef cattle; - Milk quality and based pastures' milk production; - Carcass evaluation; - Mineral and bromatological analysis; - Molecular markers for animal and vegetable products; - PCR, RAPD, ELISA and Western Blot analysis; - Sheep production systems; - Feed and feeding researches; - Global warming reduction through modern technologies; - Forestry and animal production systems, - MSc degree is offered every October in Sustainable Animal Production area.
Rua Heitor Penteado, 56,
Nova Odessa - SP