Animal and Poultry production Division – Desert Research Center


Main objectives:

Increasing livestock productivity under desert and marginal environmental conditions.
Conducting applied research work to find alternative resources to combat feed shortages.
Utilization of recent approaches of biotechnology to enhance the scientific activities of the division.
Creating a real and fruitful cooperation with the Bedouin peoples to benefit the results of our research programme.
Utilization of natural rangelands as the main source of feed, augmented by feed supplement treatment of unpalatable range plants for the use as animal feed.
Utilization of agro industrial by products as animal feed, and utilization of animal waste in diet and in biogas production.
Applying the recent approaches and techniques in the field of animal and poultry nutrition.
The reproductive performance of desert animals.
Housing of desert animals.
Adaptation to desert conditions, including heat stress and water salinity.
Studying toxic plants in natural range areas as well as parasites and diseases specific to desert areas.
The different characteristics of local wool for industrial use.
Early selection for fleece quality.

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