Animal Production and Aquaculture
The Center deals with animal husbandry and aquaculture, carrying out genetic improvement programs and developing innovations in the field of products of animal origin and the control of their sophistication, as well as systems and technologies for the optimization of farms. The center carries out conservation activities of zootechnical biodiversity, as well as genetic improvement of forage and protein species for zootechnical nutrition.
In addition, the Zootechnics and Aquaculture center is part of the Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network (the ZA headquarters in San Cesario sul Panaro belongs to the Network). For more information, click here
Course IBF-CREA "BUFFALO FARMING ON AIR: FROM FARM TO FORK: MEAT PRODUCTION PROCESS"
The course organized by CREA Animal Production and Aquaculture and the International Buffalo Federation dedicated to the meat production process will take place on November 22nd.
100 ANNI IN ITALIA: I LIPIZZANI ALLEVATI DAL CREA, UN PATRIMONIO VIVENTE UNICO AL MONDO
Oggi 17 luglio 2019 ricorre il centenario dall’arrivo dei cavalli lipizzani in Italia, frutto delle complesse trattative di pace svoltesi alla fine della prima guerra mondiale
Acquacoltura al tempo del COVID-19: consumi in flessione per la chiusura dei ristoranti
Il dato si desume da uno studio internazionale a cui ha partecipato il CREA, relativo alle abitudini antecedenti alla diffusione del Covid-19.
hour 14:00to 14 Apr 2023
Iscrizioni al Corso per “Tecnico specializzato nelle produzioni lattiero-casearie tradizionali sostenibili”
Director of the Center
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE OF THE CENTER
The Three-Year Research Plan 2018-2020
The Three-Year Research Plan 2018-2020
CREA's three-year activities plan contains the ten-year strategic vision and operational planning of both the Body in general and the individual Research Centres in particular and is updated annually.
It is prepared by the Scientific Council, adopted by the Board of Directors and approved by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Tourism.
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ZOOTECNIA E ACQUACOLTURA
La storia del centro
The Bella Research Office was founded in 1911 as the Royal Zootechnical Institute, by the express will of the lucan Francesco Saverio Nitti, Minister of Agriculture. It is due to Alberto Romolotti, first director of the Royal Zootechnical Institute for Lucania, for the transformation of an almost abandoned farm into a centre for demonstration activities and the transfer of technologies and technical means. In 1967, the Zootechnical Institute for Lucania became part of the Experimental Institute for Zootechnics in Rome. In 2014, the office became part of Council for Research and Experimentation in Agriculture (CRA) and is currently affiliated with the Research Center for Zootechnics and Aquaculture (CREA-ZA).
The existence of "Tor mancina" farm is well documented since the year 1600, it belonged to the most important Roman noble families (Barberini, Grillo and Boncompagni) until 1922, when the estate was sold by S.E. Don Francesco Antonio Boncompagni Ludovisi, prince of Piombino and member of the Italian Parliament, to the Agricultural and Livestock Dairy Institute.
The following year the latter took the name of Experimental Zootechnic Institute of Rome, which in 1967 became the Husbandry Experimental Institute and in 2014 the Monterotondo headquarters of CREA Animal Production and Aquaculture Research Center.
The Experimental Institute of Zootechnics of Modena was established in 1925 with the task of breeding local, national and foreign animal breeds for research and selection purposes and of promoting Modenese and regional animal husbandry. In 1967 it merged with the Experimental Institute for Animal Husbandry, based in Rome. Since 2006 it has become the CREA Research Unit for Pig Farming. Until the 1980s, research focused on dairy and meat cattle, pork, poultry breeds, as well as the production of Parmigiano Reggiano. The current research activity is focused on the relationship between nutrition and quality of pork according to PDO products, on the reduction of the environmental impact of farming, on the use of livestock waste for agricultural and energy purposes and on pig farming. with organic method.
The Lodi headquarters of the Research Centre for Animal Production and Aquaculture (CREA-ZA) derives from the aggregation of four Institutes of the Ministry of agriculture, food and forestry policies, founded between the last years of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century: the Institute for Fodder Crops, the Institute for Dairy Products, the Institute for Animal Production, section of Cremona and the Institute for Cereal Research, section of St.Angelo Lodigiano. In 1923, a farm was added to the Dairy Institute. The different structures have been aggregated into a single body covering the scientific and technical skills over the entire dairy cattle chain, from fodder to food.