Visit of Students from Nantes (France) to the National Research Institute of Animal Production

On 11 May 2017, the Institute was visited by a group of 30 students of agricultural fields from the École des Etablières near Nantes. The guests were welcomed by Prof. Robert Eckert, Ph.D., Deputy Director for Scientific Issues in the Conference Room of the Main Building. He presented a short history and achievements of the Institute over almost seventy years. Then, the students had the chance to visit the laboratories of the Department of Genomics and Animal Molecular Biology and the Department of Animal Reproduction Biotechnology, where Eng. Artur Gurgul, Ph.D. and Eng. Michał Bochenek, Ph.D. talked about the research realized in the Institute. The next stage was visiting the sheep farm in Aleksandrowice where Eng. Jacek Sikora, Ph.D. spoke about native breeds of these animals. The last item on the agenda was visiting dairy cattle farm in Kobylany, which belongs to the Institute’s Experimental Station Rudawa, where Eng. Andrzej Jurkiewicz, Ph.D., the President of the Station acquainted the guests with the work conducted on the farm.