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Research Group Livestock Genetics

About us

As part of the KU Leuven department of Biosystems, division of Genetechnology, the research group Livestock Genetics conducts research in the field of molecular and quantitative genetics in pigs, cattle, horses, sheep and dogs. Learn more about us by clicking here

Kasteelpark Arenberg 30 - bus 2456
3001 Heverlee
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The research mission of Livestock Genetics is to

  • help breeders with the choice of breeding animals by providing breeding values
  • unravel the genetic mechanisms of heritable diseases
  • improve the welfare of livestock
  • develop genetic tests on consumers demand
You can find more details about the research topics on our research page,



  • Our yearly Flemish Breeding Day, informs breeding organisations, individual breeders and other interested people about a hot topic in the world of breeding.


Look up new job openings and thesis research topics via our job page.