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2017 student quiz – Questions and their answers

Follow this link to see the questions and answers for the 2017 - student quiz: 1.  Give a breakdown on how the SASAS logo symbolizes animal science?  

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The 50TH SASAS Congress in review

 The 2017 South African Society for Animal Scientists (SASAS) 50th congress hosted by the Eastern Cape branch was a huge success. The Boardwalk Hotel was the perfect place to host…

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10th SASAS Northern Branch student day anniversary celebrations

The 10th South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) North student-industry day anniversary celebrations were held at the University of Pretoria (UP). At the same occasion the Animal and Wildlife…

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Behind the scenes of the 50th SASAS Congress

The call for abstracts and invitations to honorable guests was sounded and Animal Science enthusiasts responded.  Under the theme “Golden Innovations for Sustainable Animal Agriculture” we are sure to be…

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Against all Odds!

Retha Annette Engels from Stellenbosch University is another recipient of the South African Society of Animal Science (SASAS) Student Postgraduate Merit Awards for exceptional academic achievement in Animal Science during…

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History made at UFH May 2017 graduation

Reaching new frontiers, #Big6The historic University of Fort Hare is not unfamiliar with making history. The 2017 May graduation adds another historic event. This year marks the beginning of a…

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SASAS Merit award for “Brilliant young undergraduate stars”

The SASAS Merit award awarded by the president of the society, seeks to acknowledge “Brilliant young stars” who during their undergraduate studies at any South African university, rose against all…

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11th Africa Young Graduates and Scholars (AYGS) Conference: Quite an experience!

The Africa Young Graduates and Scholars (AYGS) held its 11th annual conference from the 13th to the 14th of March 2017 at the Birchwood hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre…

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SASAS Congress: Golden Innovations for Sustainable Animal Agriculture

The 50 “Golden” SASAS congress in September 2017 in Port ElizabethThe South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) has come a long way since its inception in 1961- yes it’s…

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SASAS Congress : Proposal for interaction between students and industry

Good day I trust this email finds you well. I am a graduate within the Animal Science field and have been to one of the SASAS Congresses, such an amazing event…

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Collaboration on Meat Science – Universities of Fort Hare and Stellenbosch

University of Fort Hare - Stellenbosch collaborationIn the beginning…Like all great things in this world, there must be a beginning.  Which reminds me of one of my favourite quotes: “GREAT…

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5th Biennial Ruforum : A life changing experience

The 5th Biennial Ruforum conference held from the 17th to the 21st of October was the first of its kind on South African soil. The conference took place at Century…

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“PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT” : IT’s A PROCESS

I have been studying the lives of people I find inspirational, the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Thomas Edison, and Usain Bolt etc..., you know those who against all odds made…

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Animal breeding : Visit to La Vida, Port Alfred

The ride was filled with expectation as we made our way to De La Vida Boran Farm in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape. This is an annual trip that the University…

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Quite an experience: The SASAS students’ quiz

 It’s been a month since the annual South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) congress was held in Stellenbosch, allowing me some time to reflect on the delightful yet educational…

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SASAS Gala Dinner – 2016

Dining, Wining and Excellence at the Gala dinner The 49th SASAS congress gala dinner was held at the Stellenbosch town hall on the 06 of July 2016. All the delegates…

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The 49th SASAS Congress kick off

              The 49th SASAS Congress kick offWe received a chill welcome from the Stellies’ weather but the pleasant reception from the Western Cape branch…

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NoobSwitch: HIGH PERFORMANCE TRAINING

NoobSwitch HIGH PERFORMANCE TRAINING A life changing experience! It is always a challenging task to put a life changing event in black and white because more often than not, our…

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Nguni cattle breeding programmes for small holder farmers

Submitted by merida@scientif... on Thu, 2016-04-14 14:49Thanks for the blog initiative! I thought I'd get the ball rolling with perhaps starting a discussion on government led programmes providing breeding stock…

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SASAS introductory blog – 13 April 2016

SASAS meets the modern age webTime flies and in this process, change is inevitable.  It has been 55 years since the South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS), formerly known…

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Prof Van Ryssen ‘blogs’ on Student quiz 2016

              Prof Jannes van Ryssen                    Students busy with the quizI am certain that all delegates who have attended the last three SASAS Congresses agree the student quiz session has been…

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