recently, the ministry of agriculture and rural affairs officially issued a document announcing the list of key laboratories of discipline groups of the ministry of agriculture and rural affairs during the 14th five-year plan. the key laboratory for evaluation and utilization of livestock and poultry resources (cattle) of the ministry of agriculture and rural affairs, which were led by the college, is on the list. up to now, the college has 2 key laboratories and 1 improvement center of the ministry of agriculture and rural affairs.
the key laboratory for evaluation and utilization of livestock and poultry resources (cattle) of the ministry of agriculture and rural affairs is jointly established by beijing institute of animal husbandry and veterinary medicine of chinese academy of agricultural sciences, northwest a&f university and buffalo research institute of guangxi zhuang autonomous region focusing on china's cattle core collection heavily dependent on imports and subject to people's "neck sticking" problem. combining with the disciplinary advantages of northwest a&f university in the research of ruminant genetic resources and basing on the frontier issues of the development, protection and utilization of animal genetic resources by genome-wide sequencing, we will promote the application of the new generation of biological breeding technology represented by genome selection and gene editing technology in cattle breeding, and seize the commanding heights of cattle germplasm resources innovation research. the lab is to enhance china's independent innovation ability and international competitiveness in the field of cattle breeding, and support china's livestock and poultry seed industry to stand on its own feet.
it is reported that the key laboratories of discipline groups of the ministry of agriculture and rural affairs have been laid out since the 12th five-year plan. after years of construction and development, the key laboratory system of discipline groups of the ministry of agriculture and rural affairs has become an important strategic scientific and technological force supporting the high-quality development of agriculture and the comprehensive revitalization of rural areas. in the future, key laboratories will focus on key points and service industries, compile the laboratory construction task book around services to support rural comprehensive revitalization and high-quality development, and actively plan and apply for agricultural capital construction projects.