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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 SASAS website.

*Three vacancies for researcher, junior researcher and PhD student in aquaculture available at the ARC. Closing date for applications – 2 November 2021.
*Congratulations to the newly elected SASAS President, Dr Trevor Dugmore, Vice-President, Prof Schalk Cloete, Honorary-President, Prof AE Nesamvuni and the six directors. Their contact details are being updated at moment under Contact us on the website.

*SASAS AGM 2021 – The reports submitted to the 2021 AGM are available in the member’s section under Meetings and Reports. Only active members.

*SA Journal of Animal Science
The Clarivate (formerly ISI) Impact Factor for SAJAS has increased by almost 25 % over the past year from 0.847 in the previous year to 1.055. The SAJAS now ranks 45th out of 63 journals in Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science.

*Membership fees for 2021:  Full member From 1 April – R950.00.  Student members – R150.00. Members who have paid the early bird fee and received a coupon code, can use the code to finalise their renewal / registration for 2021.

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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