Bìol. Tvarin. 2020; 22 (3): 35–40.

Laboratory of breeding and animal selection of animals — the important scientific department of the Institute

E. I. Fedorovych, V. V. Fedorovych, N. P. Mazur, M. I. Kuziv, N. M. Kuziv, T. V. Chokan

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Institute of Animal Biology NAAS,
38 V. Stus str., Lviv 79034, Ukraine

The article presents the history of the Laboratory of breeding and selection of animals of the Institute of Animal Biology NAAS, its personnel and scientific achievements. Currently there are seven scientists, including four Doctors of Sciences, two Candidates of Sciences and one junior researcher without a scientific degree work in the laboratory. The team has made radical changes not only in staff capacity but also in research. Scientists have developed and introduced into production methods of optimizing selection and formation of high-value genotypes in dairy cattle, improved methods of targeted breeding of young animals, increasing meat and dairy productivity of animals, assessment of breeding traits of cattle for selection by reproductive and fattening qualities, the efficiency of use in selection process of foreign gene pool. They developed theoretical and practical issues about the genesis of the Ukrainian Black-and-White dairy breed and its western intra-breed type, developed recommendations for the formation of highly productive dairy herds with long economic use, a system for monitoring the genetic variability of dairy breeds cattle, proposed the development of the selection of animals on a set of grounds, discovered the influence of various genetic and paratypic factors on the formation of milk productivity and duration of economic use of cows, etc.

Key words: laboratory, personnel, scientific achievements, publications, cooperation with institutions, awards

  1. Babik NP, Fedorovych EI. Meat productivity of bulls of Limousin breed and Volyn meat in the western region of Ukraine. Bulletin of the Zhytomyr National Agroecological University. 2013; 1. 2 (35): 128–135. (in Ukrainian)
  2. Berdychevskyi MS, Gritsevych VS, Kuziv MI, Hnatyuk SI. The method of optimizing selection in populations of dairy cattle. Patent UA 51933 A01K 67/02; applicant and patent owner Institute of Animal Biology NAAS. no. 2001 106866; declared 09.10.2001; publ. 12/16/2002 Bull. no. 12: 10 p. (in Ukrainian).
  3. Berdychevskyi MS, Kuziv MI, Dorda TF, Kernoha LP, Babii NM. System of monitoring genetic variability of dairy breeds cattle. Methodical recommendations. 2006; 61. (in Ukrainian)
  4. Chokan TV, Radko A, Tarasiuk SI, Shumets A, Rubis D. Genetic structure of Ukrainian mountain Carpathian sheep breed with the use of microsatellite loci. Breed. Genet.2016; 51: 225–230. (in Ukrainian)
  5. Chokan TV, Sharan MM, Hrymak KM. Preservation of the gene pool of mountain Carpathian sheep with the use of cryopreservation of sheep sperm. Silskyi hospodar (Rural host). 2012; 11–12; 2–6. (in Ukrainian) https://doi.org/10.31073/abg.51.30
  6. Fedorovych EI, Berdychevskyi MS, Kuziv MI, Babiy NM. The method of forming high-value genotypes in dairy cattle populations. Patent UA 29234 A01K 67/02.; applicant and patent owner Institute of Animal Biology NAAS. no. u 2007 08965; declared 03.08.2007; publ. 10.01.2008, Bull. no. 1: 10 p. (in Ukrainian)
  7. Fedorovych VV, Fedorovych EI, Babik NP. Breeding, genetic and biological characteristics of farm animals and localdairy and dairy-meat cattle breeds in the western region of Ukraine. Actual Problems of Intensive Development of Animal Husbandry. 2016; 19 (1): 151–155. (in Bilorussian)
  8. Fedorovych VV, Siratskyi YZ. Formation of reproduction abilities of bulls of Black-and-White cattle of Ukraine: monograph. 2007: 191 p. (in Ukrainian)
  9. Fedorovych EI, Prosianyi SB, Siratskyi YZ. Peculiarities of embryonic growth and development of animals of different genotypes of Black-and-White cattle: monograph. 2011: 160 p. (in Ukrainian)
  10. Fedorovych EI, Siratskyi YZ. Western intra-breed type of Ukrainian Black-and-White breed: economic-biological and selection-genetic features: monograph. 2004: 385 p. (in Ukrainian)
  11. Fedorovych EI, Kuziv MI, Fedorovych VV, Kuziv NM. Selection of animals of the Ukrainian Black-and-White dairy breed according to the set of features. Methodical recommendations. 2015: 19 p. (in Ukrainian)
  12. Kuziv MI, Fedorovych EI, Kuziv NM. Dairy productivity of cows of Ukrainian Black-and-White dairy breed in the western region of Ukraine. Digest of scientific works of Podolsk State Agrarian Technical University. 2013; 21: 153–155. (in Ukrainian)
  13. Kuziv MI. Productive and biological features of Ukrainian Red-and-White cows dairy breed of different genotypes. Scientific Bulletin of Stepan Gzhytskyi National University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnologies named after S. Z Gzhytskyj. 2009; 11 (3) 42/2: 277–280. (in Ukrainian)
  14. Kuziv NM, Fedorovych EI, Kuziv MI. Formation of dairy productivity of Black-and-White cattle of foreign selection in the conditions of the western region of Ukraine depending on the level of yields of their mothers. Scientific notes of Vitebsk State Academy of Veterinary Medicine. 2019; 55 (2): 134–137. (in Bilorussian)
  15. Kuziv NM, Kuziv MI, Fedorovych EI. Black-and-White cattle of different selection in western region of Ukraine. Livestock of Ukraine. 2009; 12: 7–10. (in Ukrainian)
  16. Mazur NP, Fedorovych EI, Fedorovych VV. Useful features of dairy cows and their connection with productive longevity. Breed. Genet.. 2018; 56: 50–64. https://doi.org/10.31073/abg.56.03
  17. Mazur NP, Fedorovych EI, Fedorovych VV. Formation of high-yielding herd with long-term economic use: scientific and methodical recommendations. 2019: 30 p. (in Ukrainian)
  18. Novak IV. Dairy productivity of Ukrainian Black-and-White dairy cows of western breed of Ukraine. Breed. Genet. 2012; 46: 172–174. (in Ukrainian)
  19. Novak IV. Meat productivity of bulls of the Ukrainian Black-and-White dairy breed. Scientific and technical bulletin of the Institute of Animal Biology and the State Research Control Institute of Veterinary Drugs and Feed Additives. 2008; 9 (3): 315–318. (in Ukrainian)
  20. Siratskyi YZ, Fedorovych EI, Fedorovych VV, Kadysh VO, Piddubna LM. Physiological, biochemical and biotechnological parameters of sperm of bulls. A monograph. 2008; 208. (in Ukrainian)

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