Established in June 1975, Embrapa Goats and Sheep is one of the 45 centers of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) whose mission is to provide feasible solutions for the sustainable development of goat and sheep activity through research, development and innovation, in benefit of the society.
Embrapa Goats and Sheep is located in Sobral, Ceará, Brazil, and has a physical basis equipped with laboratories for research in feeds (milk and meat), animal nutrition, proteomics and molecular biology, embryo transfer, semen technology, virology, bacteriology, clinical pathology and immunodiagnosis, parasitology, and histopathology. Embrapa Goats and Sheep have also a pilot plant for processing goat’s milk and three experimental farms. Those laboratories are included in the Center for Biotechnology of Sobral (NUBIS), which also comprises the laboratories of the Federal University of Ceará (UFC), State University Vale do Acaraú (UVA), and the Federal Institute for Education, Science and Technology of Ceará (IFET), all of them located in Sobral.
In 2002, Embrapa Goats and Sheep created research offices in the Midwest and Southeast regions of Brazil. The offices were created in order to meet the demands of the productive chains of goats and sheep in those regions exploring, developing and strengthening articulation programs of Research, Development and Innovation of Embrapa Goats and Sheep and other partners.
In seven years of activities, some of the actions taken by the Regional Offices were the establishment of the Local Productive Arrangement of Sheep and Goats in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil; research projects to the improvement of reproductive biotechnologies for sheep, genetic improvement on dairy goats; events such as Cabrafest (Coronel Pacheco, Minas Gerais, Brazil), the workshop of sheep in the Cerrado (Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil);
V SECOB (Brazilian week on goat and sheep) and actions to enhance and promote the institution.
Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária
Embrapa Caprinos e Ovinos
Estrada Sobral/Groaíras, km 04
Caixa Postal 145
Horário de Funcionamento:
7h30 às 12 horas
13 horas às 16h30