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Institute of Animal Sciences (IAS), Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) was established in 1957. It is a national multi-discipline research organization in the field of animal science. There are currently 166 staff members in the institute, among which 149 are scientists and technicians, including 1 academician of Chinese Engineering Academy, 39 professors, 47 associate professors, and 89 doctor degree holders. IAS covers a total area of 551 mu (37 ha) with 60,000 m2 of buildings area，including 4 experimental bases such as the experimental farm 15Km north to the Institute, where is the Livestock Branch under the State Changping Integrated Research Center for Agri-Engineering and Technology located. In the institute, laboratories are equipped with sophisticated and cutting-edge equipment and instruments. The institute sets up 6 research departments, namely: Animal Nutrition and Feed Science, Animal Biotechnology and Reproduction, Animal Germplasm Resources and Production, Grassland Science, Veterinary Medicine and Livestock Product Quality and Safety as well as a central laboratory for chemical analysis.