Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, NARO

Animal Environment and Health Unit

Our mission from 2016 to 2020 are as follows:

  • We are going to suggest the best lighting condition for growing calves based on our research revealing the effects of light on the endocrine system.
  • To elucidate the effects on infection risk reduction achieved by improvement of hygienic environment, we focus on development of new nipple-protecting materials for cows and precision management of air environment in livestock houses.
  • We will develop a new technique to evaluate environmental comfort for animals, focusing on the interaction of behavior and autonomic nervous activity, and its rhythmicity.

Unit Leader

YAYOU Ken-ichi

Unit Members