Livestock Experimental Learning Center
Livestock Experimental Learning Center inaugurated on October 6, 2008 by the Agriculture Minister Luca Zaia, is addressed to host both educational and research activities in the field of livestock animals of interest, such as cattle, pigs, poultry, rabbits and fish.
The Center is thought for educational activities of degree courses that provide training for livestock, and activities of doctoral courses, schools of specialization and post-graduate degrees. It is also meant to promote scientific and technical assistance to industry for technological innovation and development of animal and agro-food enterprises system.
The Center includes several areas dedicated to: dairy cattle, beef cattle, pigs, poultry, rabbits, fish. These areas are organized to allow students to follow the complete breeding cycle for each species. Each sector provides adequately equipped space to carry out research. In this perspective two animal rooms, one for small (mice, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs etc..) and one for large animals (cattle, pigs, etc.) have been created. Spaces, where possible, have been equipped in a flexible way so in order to be used for research involving different experimental groups. In the near future the Center will provide a feed mill for the production of experimental food, a bioengineering lab, facilities for processing milk and meat.
These structures will allow educational practice and research in the fields of animal feed technology and engineering and processing of agricultural products of animal origin.