Basic analytical research methods are used to analyse:

  • the chemical composition (dry matter, crude protein, crude fat, crude fibre, ADF, NDF, ADL, nitrogen-free extracts, crude ash, calcium, phosphorus),
  • content of amino acids (including absorbed lysin);
  • composition of fatty acids;
  • quality and nutritional value and technological propertes of raw feedstuffs and feeds, their supplements and additives and products of animal origin.

Head of Laboratory– dr. Saulius Bliznikas

e-mail:; Phone +370 682 33621


  • improvement of the genetic value of farm animals and their production efficiency;
  • studies of the phenotypic and genetic diversity of farm animals and the genotype-phenotype interaction;
  • search for and introduction more progressive selection methods;
  • analysis of the status and vitality and the future development of separate populations;
  • effects of different factors and their interactions on animal production and production quality taking count of the requirements for healthier human nutrition and recreation;
  • investigation of the effects of low temperatures on the survival of animal gametes;
  • effects of cryopreservation on the semen quality of bulls, stallions, boars and rams;
  • improvement of boar and ram semen cryopreservation techniques;
  • methodical guidance of mare and ewe insemination in Lithuania;
  • development of long-term cryopreservation methods for embryos and oocytes;
  • studies of oocyte development competence in vitro;
  • optimum digitised handling of bovine reproduction processes.

Head of Department – dr. Artūras Šiukšcius

e-mail:, phone: +370 422 65383, +370 688 17585


  • studies on feed production, animal nutrition and production quality;
  • studies on the biological and nutritive values of new feedstuffs and feeds;
  • evaluation of the effects of various nutritional factors on animal health, nutritional value, functionality and safety of animal production;
  • development of technologies for ecological grass ensilage and silage feeding;
  • investigation of the use of home-grown protein feeds and by-products from food industry in animal nutrition;
  • investigations of more effective ways to use biotechnological products (enzymes, probiotics, inoculants, etc) for feed conversion improvement and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Head of Department – dr. Virginijus Uchockis

e-mail:;  tel.: +370 612 23931


  • optimum handling of animal housing technologies and manure management systems aimed at mitigalion of greenhouse gas and other pollutant emissions in the environment;
  • studies of the consistent patterns of pollutant formation processes and emissions;
  • studies of the efficiency of various measures and additives mitigating GHG emissions;
  • investigations of biogenic matter emissions by applying different manure management systems;
  • preparation of the National GHG Inventory Report and the expert data analysis in animal production sector.

Head of Department – dr. Remigijus Juška

e-mail:; Phone: +370 615 48596

  • The objectives of the Centre are to provide the basis for the research activities and experimental trials of the Institute, to test new technologies and efficiency of the proposed recommendations and to develop practical skills of LUHS students.
  • Innovative, smart and environment frėndly technologies are introduced and demonstrated. Demonstrative trials are organized.
  • Competitive animal production is developed.The total land area is 757.62 ha and the farming land takes up 731.37 ha with fodder, grain and oil crops. The Centre specializes in dairy-beef animal production. The number of catlle on the farm is 660, including 98 beef catlle, 349 progeny and 213 milk cows of which 52 belong to the gene pool preservation animals.

Head of Department – dr. Giedrius Šarauskas

e-mail:; phone +370 620 88316

  • The Centre preserves the gene pools, formed at the Institute, of the old indigenous (Žemaitukai horses, Native pigs, Ash-Grey and White-Backed cattle, Coarsewooled sheep and Lithuanian Hound dogs) and XXth century (Lithuanian Red cattle, Lithuanian White pigs and Vištinės geese) animal breeds;
  • coordinates the Programme for Conservation of Farm Animal Genetic Reources in Lithuania, as well as the accumulation, investigation, watch, selection, preservation and use of genetic resources and the gene bank;
  • initiates and coordinates general programmes of genetic resources worked out together with other institutions;
  • co-operates with farm animal gene banks from other countries.

Head of Center – dr. Rūta Šveistienė

e-mail:; phone: +370 422 65383,  +370 612 14095