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President’s Award

To a person who has made a particular and significant contribution to animal science, the animal industry profession, or the Society.

Year     Recipient

2019 Mr Albert Loubser – Plaas Media
2017
 Prof JB Jansen van Ryssen
2016 Prof H.C. (Hettie) Schönfeldt
2015 Mr G. Buchanan
2014 Mr A.M. Mahanjane
2013 Mr G.M. Schutte
2012 Prof V Muchenje
2011 SA Stud Book and Animal Improvement Centre
2010 Mr J Bekker
2009 Mr Paul Bevan
2008 Prof L.R. Ndlovu
2007 Animal Feed Manufacturers Association, South Africa
2006 Dr S.W.P. Cloete
2005 Prof N.H. Casey
2004 Dr A.G. Paterson
2003 Dr F.J. van der Merwe
2002 Prof J.B.J. van Ryssen
2001 Prof C.Z. Roux
2000 Mr J.F. Naudé
1999 Dr J.F.G. Klingbiel
1998 Mr J.C. Booysen

Medals

Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals may be awarded biennially to members of the Society in each of the following categories:

  • Research
    (for members serving in a research capacity)
  • Technology transfer
    (for members providing advisory, consultative or educational services; and
  • Industry development
    (for members serving in the animal production industry)

GOLD MEDALS

To a member of the Society who has served animal science and the Society honourably and in such a distinguished manner that his/her quality of scientific contributions, achievements, involvement and extended service to South Africa’s animal production industry has been recognised as exceptionally meritorious by many, both nationally and internationally.

SILVER MEDALS

In respect of achievements in a particular year pertaining to:

  • In the research category, an exceptionally deserving and orignal research effort or meritorious contributions which have been published in recognised and refereed scientific journals
  • In the technology transfer category, exceptional achievements or innovations of significant importance in the use and transfer of knowledge and technology regarding animal science and related fields; and
  • In the industry development category, exceptional contributions and involvement that significantly influenced and directed the development and improvement of production in the livestock industry.

BRONZE MEDALS

In respect of achievements in a particular year pertaining to:

  • In the research category, a meritorious thesis, dissertation or other scientific publication relevant to research in the field of animal science;
  • In the technology transfer category, the application of innovative management systems or new techniques for the transfer of knowledge and technology regarding animal science and related fields; and
  • In the industry development category, as a deserving contribution towards the development and improvement of production in the livestock industry.

Recipients of Medals from SASAS

GOLD
Dr JJ Olivier

SILVER
Mr Heiko Köster

BRONZE
Ms RA Engels
Dr JdV van Wyngaard

SILVER
Mr Keith Ramsay

BRONZE
Dr CJL du Toit
Mr PT Muvhali

GOLD
Prof JB van Wyk

SILVER
Prof K Dzama

BRONZE
Dr ME Idamokoro
Dr FE Mukumbo
Dr N Nyangiwe

GOLD

 

SILVER
Prof E. (Esté) van Marle-Köster
Dr T.J. Dugmore

BRONZE
Dr L. (Lise) Sandenbergh
Dr A.M.J. (Maria) Smith-Stofberg
Ms Z. Soji (Zimkitha)

GOLD
Prof J.B.J. van Ryssen

SILVER
Dr C.J.C. Muller

BRONZE
Dr A.Y. Chulayo
Ms T. Needham
Me L. Pienaar
Ms M.C. Mokolobate

GOLD
Prof C.Z. Roux

SILVER
Dr J. Viljoen
Dr J. Coetzee

BRONZE
Ms C. Garritsen

GOLD

 

SILVER
Dr WA van Niekerk

BRONZE
Dr C. Visser
Ms M. Sakkers
Dr P.O. Fayemi

GOLD


SILVER

BRONZE
Dr Busani Moyo

GOLD
Prof N.H. Casey
Mr J.C. Booysen

SILVER

BRONZE
Ms T. Calitz

GOLD

SILVER
Dr C.M. Coetzer

BRONZE
Ms L. Erasmus
Ms L.L. Laubscher

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE
Ms Nadia Swanepoel

GOLD

SILVER
Prof J.P.C. Greyling

BRONZE
Ms E. Malleson

GOLD
Prof L.R. Ndlovu

SILVER
Dr H.H. Köster
Prof T.S. Brand

BRONZE
Dr Langa Simela
Dr Bernice Mostert

GOLD

SILVER
Dr J. van der Westhuizen
Prof L.C. Hoffman

BRONZE
Dr H. (Helet) Lambrechts
Mr D. Backhouse

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

GOLD
Dr H.H. Meissner
Prof S.J. Schoeman

SILVER
Dr S.W.P. Cloete

BRONZE
Mr F.J. Kleyn
Dr S.D. Mulugeta

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

GOLD
Prof RM Gous
Prof GJ Erasmus

SILVER
Dr JJ Olivier
Dr WA Smith

BRONZE
Ms C Jansen van Rensburg
Ms H Skrypzeck

GOLD
Prof JFW Grosskopf
Mr DJ Bosman

SILVER
Prof JBJ van Ryssen

BRONZE
Dr JA Meyer

GOLD
Prof AW Lishman
Dr WD Basson

SILVER
Prof SJ Schoeman

BRONZE
Dr GE Schroeder
Ms R (Retha) Kok
Dr FWC Neser
Dr HE (Helena) Theron
Dr MA (Gretha) Snyman

GOLD
Dr RT Naudé

SILVER
Prof NH Casey

BRONZE
Mr JL Maritz

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE
Dr EC Webb

GOLD

SILVER
Prof GJ Erasmus

BRONZE
Ms M (Merida) Smuts
Mr HW van Pletzen
Dr JB van Wyk

GOLD

SILVER
Prof GJ Erasmus

BRONZE

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE
Dr PH Henning
Dr JF de Bruyn
Dr GG Bruwer

GOLD

SILVER
Dr HAW Venter

BRONZE
Mr MJ Herselman
Mnr L Bergh

GOLD
Prof H Heyns

SILVER
Dr PE Lombard

BRONZE
Mr TS Brand
MR PJC Conradie

GOLD

SILVER
Prof AO de Lange
Dr DM Gammon

BRONZE
Dr GJ Delport
Mr NS Ferguson

GOLD
Dr JG Boyazoglu

SILVER
Dr HJ Meaker

BRONZE

GOLD
Dr FJ van der Merwe

SILVER
Prof RM Gous
Prof TJ Bembridges

BRONZE
Dr JN Swart
Mr SWP Cloete

GOLD

SILVER
Dr RI Mackie
Mr PG Stewart

BRONZE
Dr CW Cruywagen

GOLD
Mr DS Uys

SILVER
Mr JHH Louwrens

BRONZE
Ms MVP (Marion) Reid

GOLD
Dr FMC (Francis) Gilchrist

SILVER
Prof JP Hayes

BRONZE
Dr AG Paterson

GOLD
Dr JH Hofmeyr

SILVER
Dr H Hamburger

BRONZE
Mr WA Fourie

GOLD
Dr J van Marlé

SILVER
Prof EJB Bishop

BRONZE
Dr D Wentzel

GOLD
Dr SJJ van Rensburg

SILVER
Dr CZ Roux
Mr DJ Bosman

BRONZE

GOLD
Dr JW Groenewald

SILVER
Dr HH Meissner

BRONZE
Mr IL Ferreira

GOLD
Dr RC Eliott

SILVER
Dr WA Vosloo
Prof DR Osterhoff

BRONZE
Dr LP van Schalkwyk

GOLD
Dr JJJ Kotzé

SILVER
Dr Gerrit N Louw
Prof J Olivier

BRONZE
Dr HAW Venter

GOLD
Dr JS Starke

SILVER
Dr RT Naudé
Dr EAN Engels
MR AT Stubbs

BRONZE

GOLD
Prof AM Gericke

SILVER
Dr JH Lombard

BRONZE
Dr EA Schoeman

GOLD
Dr HC Luitingh

SILVER
Dr HS Hofmeyr
Dr JDG Steenkamp

BRONZE

GOLD
Mr PK van der Merwe

SILVER
Dr AW Lishman

BRONZE

GOLD
Mr JC Raath

SILVER
Mr RB Symington

BRONZE

GOLD
Dr DM Joubert

SILVER
Mr GH Braak

BRONZE
Mr DS Uys

GOLD
Dr WA Verbeek

SILVER
Dr Gideon N Louw

BRONZE
Dr GF du Plessis (postuum)

GOLD
Mr JAK van der Merwe

SILVER
FMC (Francis) Gilcrest

BRONZE
Dr T Erasmus

GOLD
Mr R Hirzel

SILVER
Dr JD Skinner
Dr GO Harwin

BRONZE

GOLD
Prof JC Bonsma

SILVER
Dr A Smith
Dr GD Nel

BRONZE

GOLD
Dr JC Swart

SILVER
Dr BDH van Niekerk
Mr HBK Opperman

BRONZE

GOLD
Dr LL Roux

SILVER
Dr JG Boyazoglu
Mr KS Ainslie

BRONZE

GOLD
Dr FN Bonsma

SILVER
Dr RC Elliott
Dr PJS Pieterse

BRONZE

GOLD
Dr AE Romyn

SILVER
Dr GL Hunter

BRONZE

David Uys Trophy

To a member of the Society for the best scientific article published in the South African Journal of Animal Science in the previous year.

S. Washaya, J. Mupangwa & V. Muchenje. 2018 Chemical composition of Lablab purpureus and Vigna unguiculata and their subsequent effects on methane production in Xhosa lop-eared goats. S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 48,  445-458.

E.C. Webb, P.C. Visagie, J. van der Westhuizen & H.A. Snyman, 2017. Influence of bioregion and environmental factors on the growth, size and reproduction of Bonsmara cows. S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 542-553.

R. Williams, M.M. Scholtz & F.W.C. Neser, 2016. Geographical influence of heat stress on milk production of Holstein dairy cattle on pasture in South Africa under current and future climatic conditions. S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 46, 441-447.

Z. Brand & S.W.P. Cloete.  An exploratory analysis to determine the impact of fixed effects and to establish genetic parameters across six types of ostrich feathers. S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 45, 20-29.

C.B. Banga, F.W.C. Neser & D.J. Garrick. Breeding objectives for Holstein cattle in South Africa. S.Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 44, 199-214.

C.J.L. du Toit, H.H. Meissner & W.A. van Niekerk. Direct methane and nitrous oxide emissions of South African dairy and beef cattle. S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 43, 320-339.

J. du Toit, J.B. van Wyk & A. Maiwashe. Correlated response in longevity from direct selection for production in the South African Jersey breed. S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 42,  38-46.

R, Danisman & R.M. Gous, 2011. Effect of dietary protein on the allometric relationships between some carcass portions and body protein in three broiler strains.S. Afr J. Anim. Sci. 41, 194-208

B.D. Nkosi, R. Meeske, H.J. van der Merwe, O. Acheampong-Boateng and T. Langa
Effects of dietary replacement of maize grain with popcorn waste products on nutrient digestibility and performance by lambs.  S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 40, 133-139

L.M. Beffa, J.B. van Wyk and G.J. Erasmus
Long-term selection experiment with Afrikaner cattle 4. Cow fertility and calf survival.
S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 39, 114-126

E.T. Berhe and R.M. Gous, 2008. Effect of dietary protein content on growth, uniformity and mortality of two commercial broiler strains. S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 38. 293-302.

S.W.P. Cloete, J.J. Olivier, E. du Toit & F.H. Dreyer, 2007. Genetic analysis of faecal worm egg count in South African Merinos under natural challenge.  S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 37, 237-247.

B.E. Mostert, H.E. Theron, F.H.J. Kanfer & E. van Marle-Köster, 2006. Adjustment of heterogeneous variances and a calving year effect in test-day models for national genetic evaluation of dairy cattle in South Africa. S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci.  36, 165-174.

J.van E. Nolte & A.V. Ferreira, 2005 . The effect of rumen degradable protein level and source on the duodenal essential amino acid profile of sheep. S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 35, 162-171.

K.A. Nephawe, 2004. Application of random regression models to the genetic evaluation of cow weight in Bonsmara cattle of South Africa. S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 34, 166-173.

M.S. Lukhele & J.B.J. van Ryssen, 2003. The chemical composition and potential nutritive value of the foliage of  four subtropical tree species in southern Africa for ruminants. S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 33, 132-141.

G.J.M. Coetzee & L.C. Hoffman, 2002. Effects of various dietary n-3/n-6 fatty acid ratios on the performance and body composition of broilers.  S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 32, 175-184.

B.E. Mostert, H.E. Theron & F.H.J. Kanfer, 2001. The effect of calving season and age at calving on production traits of South African dairy cattle. S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 31, 205-214.

J.G. van der walt, E.A. Boomker, A. Meintjies & W.A. Schultheiss, 1999. Effect of water intake on the nitrogen balance of sheep fed a low or a medium protein diet. S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 29, 105-119.

H.O. de Waal & G.J. Koekemoer, 1997. Blood, rib bone and rumen fluid as indicators of  phosphorus status of grazing beef cattle cows supplemented with different levels of phosphorus at Armoedsvlakte. S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 27, 76-84.

M.J. Linington, J.H.F. Meyer & J.G. van der Walt, 1996. The plasma composition of karakul lambs fed isocaloric high- and low-fibre diets. S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 26, 79-84.

J.J. Olivier, G.J. Erasmus, J.B. van Wyk & K.V. Konstantinov, 1995. Response to selection on BLUP of breeding values in the Grootfontein Merino stud. S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 25, 13-15.

F.W.C. Neser, K.V. Konstantinov & G.J. Erasmus, 1994. An investigation into genetic evaluation using an animal model when paternity is uncertain. S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 24, 77-79.

H.H. Meissner, M. Smuts, W.A. van Niekerk & O. Acheampong-Boateng, 1993. Rumen ammonia concentrations, and non-ammonia nitrogen passage to and apparent absorption from the small intestine of sheep ingesting subtropical, temperate, and tannin-containing forages. S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 23, 92-97

AWARD: Most cited article by a SASAS member in the SAJAS

To acknowledge the most cited article authored by a SASAS member  published in the South African Journal of Animal Science (SAJAS) from:.

H.H. Meissner, M.M. Scholtz & A.R. Palmer, 2013 Sustainability of the South African Livestock Sector towards 2050 Part 1: Worth and impact of the sector. S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci.  43, 282-297.

F.W.C. Neser, J.B. van Wyk, M.D. Fair, P. Lubout & B.J. Crook, 2012. Estimation of genetic parameters for growth traits in Brangus cattle. South African Journal of Animal Science 42, 467-473

M.A. Snyman, 2010. Factors affecting pre-weaning kid mortality in South African Angora goats.  S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 40, issue 3, 54-64.

Student Postgraduate Merit Awards

Annual national merit award to students continuing with postgraduate studies, for an exceptional academic achievement in Animal Science during undergraduate studies at any South African university

Ms Michaela Boshoff, University of Stellenbosch

Ms A. Grimsell, University of Pretoria

Ms C. Malan, University of Stellenbosch

Mr S Nzonzo
Fort Hare

Ms RA Engels
Stellenbosch

Ms N. Ngwendu
Fort Hare

Ms D. du Plessis
Stellenbosch

Ms K O’Reilly
Pretoria

Ms E.L. Olevano
Free State

Ms H.S. Prinsloo
Free State

Ms Z. Soji
Fort Hare

Ms M.K. North
Stellenbosch

Mr T.L. Tyasi
Fort Hare

Mr D.C. Fleischmann
Pretoria

Ms D. Hoogenboezem
Pretoria

Ms N.M. le Roux
Pretoria

Ms J.C. Tempest
KwaZulu-Natal

Ms M.H. McPhail
KwaZulu-Natal

Ms E.R. Malleson
Pretoria

Mr S.G. Payne
Stellenbosch

Ms L.R. Breytenbach
Stellenbosch

Ms J.V. Pellow
Pretoria

Mr D. Borstlap
Free State

Mr G.D.J. Scholtz
Free State

Ms A Jacobs
Pretoria

Mr H.A. Böhne
Stellenbosch

Mr J. Smit
Stellenbosch

Mr T.G.N. Visser
Pretoria

Mr A.V. Ferreira
Free State

Awards for the best short papers presented by students at the SASAS Congress

To acknowledge the outstanding presentation of science by students in short papers at the SASAS Congress, without regard to discipline or sophistication.

Sponsor: Dr Mike MacNeil from Delta G in the USA.

FIRST PRIZE
Ms N T Chabalala – University of South Africa; Agricultural Research Council
– Animal Production.
Title: The blue water footprint of primary beef production systems in South
Africa

SECOND PRIZE
Mr S S M Nkabinde – University of Pretoria; Southern African Grain
Laboratory.
Title: Intrinsic factors contributing to variation in the AMEn value of
maize for broiler chickens

THIRD PRIZE
Ms S Mdyogolo – University of the Free State; Agricultural Research Council
– Animal Production.
Title: Linkage disequilibrium and characterization of haplotype blocks in
South African Brahman and Afrikaner breeds using medium and high-density
genotypes

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