College of Animal Science

The College of Animal Science of Shanxi Agricultural University (SXAU) is a one-hundred-year college whose history can be traced back to the agricultural and animal husbandry group established by Mingxian College in 1922.

In June 2020, a new College of Animal Science was established through the integration and reorganization of Animal Husbandry Discipline of the former College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine of SXAU, the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine Institute, as well as the Feed team of Feed and Veterinary Medicine Institute of the former Shanxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

Currently, the College of Animal Science consists of the Department of Animal Genetics, Breeding, and Reproduction Science, the Department of Animal Nutrition, the Department of Animal Production, and the Department of Economic Zoology. The college has one provincial key laboratory, five provincial technology innovation teams, and eight national and provincial scientific and technological innovation platforms.

The College of Animal Science has built a multidisciplinary coordinated development system, formed a complete talent training system for bachelors, masters and doctors, and set up post-doctoral workstations.

At the College of Animal Science, we apply principles of learning, discovery, and engagement to benefit students, consumers, and clientele associated with animal agriculture. Our students are trained to succeed after graduation, largely thanks to our scholarly, diverse, and highly sought-after faculty. The research is relevant to our local community, country-wide constituents, and the national animal industry. The mission of the college is to facilitate the long-term viability of animal agriculture by conducting focused, comprehensive and integrated research, teaching and extension programs.


Currently, there are 200 faculty members, including 33 professors, 15 associate professors and 46 associate researchers. There are 16 Ph.D. advisors and 52 Master advisors.


Faculty and staff in the College of Animal Science are well-recognized leaders in their respective fields of study. Productive research by our faculty members, as well as our graduate and undergraduate students, advances the knowledge base for disciplines such as Animal Breeding, Animal Genetic, Livestock Production, Animal Nutrition, and Reproductive Biology. Our research programs are committed to advancing the science of the animal industry and other closely associated fields.


College of Animal Science is home to 980 students, including 702 undergraduates, 246 graduate students, and 32 doctorate students. We offer two undergraduate majors, five master's programs, and four Ph.D. graduate programs in our priority areas of research. It is a priority to provide students with hands-on learning opportunities, so we promote lab-based learning. In addition, we offer many scholarships to our students, making it affordable for students to receive a high-quality education.

Our Goals

To fulfill the educational needs of all our students by educating them on issues facing in the animal husbandry industry and providing them with the tools to make informed decisions for their future and the future of animal agriculture.

To provide unbiased, research-based information to national livestock industries and consumers of animal products.

Be aware of the ever-changing demands of animal agriculture and be a proactive college in facilitating changes to meet those demands.

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