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Welcome to the South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS)

What Is Animal Science?

Animal production is one of the major sectors in South African agriculture and contributes substantially to the economy of the country. Animal science covers most aspects of animal production and animal products.

Find out more about animal science and career and study opportunities.

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*Two vacancies at Department of Agriculture: ELSENBURG. For more information follow this link. Closing date – 15 March 2021
*SASAS Medal Awards: The closing date for nominations for the awards is 31 May 2021. Guidelines and nomination forms are available in the member’s section under Information and documentation.
*The 52nd SASAS Congress will take place virtually from 10–12 August 2021 under the theme: “Communication of animal science: Is it reliable? Is it relevant? Is it responsible?”   All interested parties are invited to submit  abstracts of relevant research results for consideration. Closing date: 30 April 2021

*The rules and application form for the 2021 SASAS post-graduate bursary is available in the member’s section under Information and Documentation. Closing date: 31 March.

*Membership fees for 2021:  Full member Early bird until 31 March – R900.00. From 1 April – R950.00.  Student members – R150.00.

* The December 2020 issue of the Communique is available in the member’s section.

The final version of the 51st SASAS Congress Book of Abstracts is available online.

*  The President’s Report for 2019 is available in the member’s section of the website.

SASAS Membership

Membership is open to any suitably qualified person locally or internationally involved with animal production whose activities may contribute to the scientific knowledge of animal production or to its application to agriculture.
Everybody must complete the application form on the website to apply for or renew their membership by registering and paying their membership fees with Instant EFT, CREDIT & CHEQUE CARDS AND MASTERPASS on the website.

Continuing Professional Development for Animal Scientists (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an internationally recognised tool which professionals use to maintain and enhance their knowledge and skills.

Institutional Members

Thinking of becoming an Institutional Member of SASAS? Read the benefits of institutional membership

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