SLST has one experimental teaching demonstration center for institutions of higher learning of Sichuan Province and six comprehensive laboratories, of which five are key laboratories at the provincial and ministerial levels. All the experimental instruments are worth approximately RMB 35 million. The Laboratory of Animal Breeding and Genetics is recognized as a key lab by the State Ethnic Affairs Commission, the Ministry of Education and Sichuan Province. The Laboratory for Protection and Utilization of the Animal Genetic Resources on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is a key lab of Sichuan Province. The Animal Science Laboratory and the Modern Biotechnology Laboratory are key labs recognized by the State Ethnic Affairs Commission. The Animal Medicine Laboratory is a key lab for institutions of higher learning of Sichuan Province. The Food Science and Engineering Laboratory is equipped with the most advanced equipment in Southwest China. In addition, SLST has Animal Hospital, Poultry Disease Research Institute, Bioengineering Research Center, Yak Research Center, and Food Science Research Center.
In recent years, SLST has successively undertaken the FAO-aided Project in China, and projects at the national level including National 973 Special Project, National Key Technology Support Program, China Spark Program, and National Natural Science Foundation of China. In addition, SLST has assumed more than 200 scientific research projects launched by the Ministry of Education, Sichuan Province, and State Ethnic Affairs Commission. The faculty members of have published more than 2,500 papers in domestic and foreign journals, and have had over 70 monographs printed. To date, the faculty members have won more than 60 scientific research awards at the provincial and ministerial levels or above, and have got over 10 invention patents. In China, SLST is in a leading position in the research of the unique livestock of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, such as yaks, Tibetan goats, and Tibetan sheep.
The rapid development of SLST is based on its rich resources of the teaching staff, advanced teaching and scientific research platforms and a strong academic atmosphere. Following the concept of Unity, Cooperation, Practicability, and Innovation, SLST is sure to create new splendor along with the sound development of SWUN.