|Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics - History|
The department of Animal Breeding and Genetics was established in 1963 when Lyallpur College was upgraded to the present University of Agriculture. Since its inception, it is actively engaged in imparting training at under and postgraduate level. The research carried out in the department has paved a long way in determining the genetic potential of various livestock breeds and devising tools for developing breeding plans. Facilities include a Molecular Genetics Laboratory and a Biometrical Genetics Laboratory. The labs are equipped with latest modern equipments. Previously a dairy Cattle Crossbreeding farm was also maintained by this department along with a square of agricultural land for producing fodder for the crossbred animals. This and other animal farms are now under a common management called Directorate of Farms.