KOVALENKO GRIGORY SAMIYLOVYCH – A LEADING SCIENTIST IN ANIMAL SELECTION
Kovalenko Hryhoriy Samiylovych was born on October 5, 1946 in the village of Fedorivka, Ivankiv district, Kyiv region, in a peasant family. From 1961 he studied at the Kozelets Zooveterinary College of the Chernihiv region, graduating in 1965 with a degree in zootechnics. In 1973 he graduated from the Ukrainian Order of the Red Banner of Labor Agricultural Academy with a degree in zootechnics.
He began his career on January 19, 1966 at the Central Research Station for Artificial Insemination of Farm Animals (Brovary city). He worked as a technician for artificial insemination of cows and heifers, a technician for collecting semen of bulls, a brigadier of the dairy farm, a senior zootechnician for testing breeding bulls, a senior zootechnician of the breeding department.
From January 1976 he worked at the Ukrainian Research Institute of Breeding and Artificial Insemination of Cattle as a junior researcher, researcher, senior researcher, head of the sector of bulls assessment.
In 1999 he defended his dissertation "Comparative assessment of animals of the Ukrainian Black-and-White Dairy breed with analogues of foreign breeds" in the specialty 06.02.01 – breeding and selection of animals. He received the degree of Candidate of Agricultural Sciences, as well as the academic title of Senior Researcher. Works at the Institute of Animal Breeding and Genetics named M.V.Zubets of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine as a leading researcher in the Department of Cattle Breeding.
The main direction of the scientist's research is the theory and practice of the breed-forming process, the formation of structural units of dairy breeds (intra-breed and factory types, lines, families, herds). Works on the improvement of Ukrainian Black-and-White, Red-and-White Dairy and Simmental breeds and the creation of highly productive herds.
He has published 106 scientific papers, including 10 guidelines. G. S. Kovalenko is a co-author of nine structural units of the Ukrainian Black-and-White Dairy breed, in particular the Central-Eastern intra-breed and Kyiv factory types, factory lines of M. Montfrech, S. S. Suddin, Astronaut and Elbrus (order № 127 of the Ministry of Agriculture of Ukraine from 26.04.96), as well as the Southern intra-breed, Pre-Dnistrian and Pre-Dnieper factory types (order № 519/89 of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine from 29.09.2005). The scientist is a co-author of 22 selection programs and plans in Lviv and Kyiv regions, Boryspil and Berdychiv districts and farms of different regions of Ukraine and others. Actively implements nationwide breed improvement programs, in particular, "Breeding programs for Ukrainian Black-and-White Dairy breed for 2003–2012", "Ukrainian Black-and-White breed breeding programs for cattle for 2013–2020". Actively promotes scientific knowledge among dairy professionals.
The staff of the department sincerely congratulates the jubilee, wishes him good health and creative longevity.
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