The IZ belongs to the State Department of Agriculture and Food Supply (SAA) of the State of Sao Paulo and interacts through the São Paulo Agency of Agribusiness and Technology (APTA) through its various research institutes and centers in different regions of Sao Paulo State granting them respective demands. With a herd of about 4,000 animals IZ offers technology support in the areas of beef cattle and dairy cattle, swine and sheep industry. It promotes the development of science and technology to increase productivity and efficiency of these production chains and their derivatives.

IZ conducts research on genetic improvement of beef cattle, forage crops and pasture, livestock grazing, animal health, genetics and reproduction, ethology and ambience. The production and quality of meat and milk; agrosilvipastoris systems; production systems for intelligent search and data management. It also offers numerous laboratory tests, products and services and training in several areas.

It offers a stricto sensu Master Degree post graduation course in the area of ​​"Sustainable Animal Production" for professionals in the fields of Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture, Biology and Biochemistry aiming to animal productivity, product quality and environmental impacts these activities.
Thus the Institute of Animal Science and Pastures in its over 107 years of existence has been fulfilling its function and establishing a stronger commitment to its users solving the daily farmer issues. This is the reason why IZ is present in somehow in the erevy-day Sao Paulo´s citizen - whether at lunch steak, milk for breakfast, leather shoes, belt and purse, finally, improving the quality of life and dignity of people and animals.

R. Heitor Penteado, 56, Nova Odessa, São Paulo, 13460-000, Brazil
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