Poultry Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, being well-known as Jiangsu Institute of Poultry Sciences also, is a non-profit scientific establishment which is intently engaged in conservation and evaluation of poultry genetic resources, poultry breeding and population propagation, poultry performance assessment and quality monitoring, poultry major diseases prevention and treatment, poultry information service and decision-making consultation.
During years of fervently serving the developing poultry industry, our institute is marked by nine major research areas covering poultry breeds and genetic conservation, poultry breeding, biotechnology, quality security, poultry diseases prevention and treatment, biosecurity, information engineering, feed nutrition, waterfowl breeding etc. It provides a powerful scientific and technological support to the development of Chinese poultry industry.
The Poultry Institution, founded in 1959, is located in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province, owing existing assets of 210 million ￥. It consists of more than 80 hectares (4 hectares of headquarters, 30hectares of experimental base,36 hectares of industrial base) and has more than 400 test equipments which are worthy of over 40 million ￥.
In the 2007 nationwide assessment of the comprehensive research ability among all the 1241 agriculture research institutions, the Poultry Institution ranks No.39.
There are 109 in-service researchers in the Poultry Institution, counting 17 researchers, 18 associate researchers, 11 with the PhD degree and 37 with master. The specialists in the Poultry Institution are as follows: One is a member of Committee on Science and Technology of Ministry of Agriculture, 1 at the broiler post in modern agriculture industry technology system, 1 at the layer post, 1 in layer synthetical testing station, 2 national and 2 provincial specialists who have made outstanding contributions to Chinese agriculture, Three specialists won special government allowances. Five specialists are sponsored by “Six Projects Sponsoring Talent Summits of Jiangsu Province”, and 9 researchers were trained by “333 project of Jiangsu province”. Many persons serve as president and secretary-general of national academies and associations.
Up to now, the Poultry Institution has 44 projects under going, and has won 88 national, ministerial and provincial prizes for scientific and technological achievements, gained 8 poultry variety certifications from nation and Jiangsu province, obtained 7 patents, constituted 9 national standards, 5 industry-standards and 29 local standards.
The poultry institution includes 13 research platforms and departments. They are “Key Laboratory of Poultry Breeding and Genetic Resources Evaluation of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences”, “Jiangsu Provincial Key Lab of Poultry Genetics & Breeding”, “Poultry Breeding Centre of Jiangsu Province”, “Poultry Health Pharmaceuticals Engineering Research Centre of Jiangsu Province”, “National Gene Pool for Native Poultry Breeds”, “Quality and Security Inspection Centre for Poultry Breeders, Ministry of Agriculture”, “Supervision, Inspection & Testing Centre for Poultry Quality, Ministry of Agriculture”, “National Determination Station for Poultry Performance”, “China Information Centre for Poultry”, “China Poultry” magazine, “Guide to Chinese Poultry” magazine, “China Poultry Information Net”, “China Domestic Animal Genetic Resources Dynamic Information Net” and so on.
We attach importance to scientific and technological achievements transformation and service for Agriculture，Ruralareas and Peasantry. We have established long-term relationships with more then 20 large-scale poultry enterprises through the variety promotion, breeding training, science and technology services, technology exchanges and other activities to share new achievements in poultry science and technology, provide enterprises with superior varieties and farmers with enrichment technology. We are and will continue playing an important roll in agricultural development.