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Angora Goats Jansenville J Van Ryssen

Livestock genetics for improved efficiency and productivity

Advanced technology will feed the world, not emotions

Production advice based on proven facts

Cow-calf efficiency for sustainable beef production systems

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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Welcome to the new upgraded and mobile friendly website of SASAS.


*SASAS Secretariat: Since Prof Jannes van Ryssen will retire at the end of August, Council has appointed Hettie Schonfelt’s HCS Health Communication (Pty) Ltd as SASAS Secretary from 1 September 2020. Contact details will be added to the website soon.

*Announcement – June 2020 : There will be no election for Council members. Congratulations to three newly elected council members – see announcement in member’s section.

*The SASAS Financial statements for 2019 were approved by Council on 18 March 2020 and are available under Meetings and Reports  in the member’s section of the website.

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

* 52nd SASAS Congress – Postponed to 2021

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

*   The questions and answers for the 2019 Student Quiz are now available under Blog articles

*  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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