skip to Main Content
Join SASAS Renew membership

"Experientia docet" - Experience is the best teacher

The South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) has changed the way the journal submission process is handled. An Online Journal Management System  had been developed in collaboration with the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) to facilitate the Journal Submission & Review Process.

Authors are kindly requested to submit all future articles for publication in the SA Journal of Animal Science via the Online Journal Management system.

If you experience any problems with the system, please contact the Editor at sajas.eic@gmail.com.

Impact Factor: 0.653

Genetic diversity and differentiation among Korean-Holstein, Hanwoo, and Uganda-Holstein breeds

  • 2019
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 49
G. Bigirwa, D. Kim, O. Acai, C. Na, J. Oh & K. Song Page: 1021 - 1027

The aim of this research was to assess genetic diversity of Korean-Holstein, Korean Hanwoo, and Ugandan-Holstein dairy cattle. DNA was extracted from either blood or hair of Korean-Holstein (n=74), Korean-Hanwoo (n=75) and Ugandan-Holstein (N=77) using AccuPrep® PCR purification kit. The…

Read more

Carryover effects of varying hay concentration on the transition to silage-based feeding of weaned dairy calves

  • 2019
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 49
Z.A. Qamar, M.A. Rashid, T.N. Pasha, M.I. Malik, A. Saleem, M. Raza, H.U. Rehman & M.S. Yousaf Page: 1028 - 1035

Objectives of the experiment were to determine effects of dietary hay concentration in a dry total mixed ration and its carryover effects on intake, growth performance, faecal score, and feed efficiency of weaned dairy calves. Eighteen Friesian × Jersey weaned…

Read more

Genetic improvement of sow longevity and its economic impact on commercial pork production

  • 2019
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 49
B.E. Mote, T.V. Serenius, C. Supakorn, & K.J. Stalder Page: 1036 - 1046

Sow longevity (sow productive lifetime) plays an important role in economically efficient piglet production. Direct selection for sow longevity is not commonly practiced in any pig-breeding program. In recent years, an increased number of peer reviewed articles addressing the economic…

Read more

Response of growing chicks to supplementation of low protein diets with leucine, valine and glycine-glutamic acid

  • 2019
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 49
SH. Golzar Adabi, N. Ceylan, İ. Çiftci, & A. Ceylan Page: 1047 - 1062

This experiment was conducted to determine the interaction effects that resulted from supplementation of low-protein diets with leucine (Leu), valine (Val), and glycine-glutamic acid (Gly-Glu) on growing broiler chicks from 11 to 24 days old. Two levels of digestible Leu…

Read more

Effects of dietary beef tallow on performance, rumen fermentation, carcass traits and meat quality of growing lambs

  • 2019
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 49
S. López-Aguirre, J.M. Pinos-Rodríguez , J.G. Vicente, H. Lee Rangel, A. de la Cruz, & I.A. Domínguez-Vara Page: 1063 - 1071

Growing lambs were evaluated for the effect of increasing dietary levels of beef tallow (BT) on performance, rumen fermentation, and carcass and meat characteristics. Twenty-one 5-month-old male Rambouillet lambs were assigned randomly to one of three diets with 0, 20,…

Read more

Supplemental chromium-loaded chitosan nanoparticles affect growth, serum metabolites and intestinal histology in broilers

  • 2019
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 49
S.K. Tahir, M.S. Yousaf, M.A. Rashid, A.F. Khan, S. Ahmad, H. Zaneb, I. Khan & H. Rehman Page: 1072 - 1082

The goal of the present research was to evaluate the effects of chromium-loaded chitosan nanoparticles (Cr-CNPs) on production performance, viscera development, serum metabolites and intestinal histology in broilers. Two hundred (200) day-old broilers were randomly divided into five groups with…

Read more

Editorial

  • 2018
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 48
V. Muchenje Page: 1 - 1

In 2016-17, the impact factor of the South African Journal of Animal Science (SAJAS) reached an all-time high of 0.678. We attribute this improvement to the high quality of submissions that we receive from authors and the commendable efforts of…

Read more

Effects of exogenous tannase enzyme on growth performance, antioxidant status, immune response, gut morphology and intestinal microflora of chicks fed grape pomace

  • 2018
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 48
S. K. Ebrahimzadeh, B. Navidshad, P. Farhoomand & F. Mirzaei Aghjehgheshlagh Page: 2 - 18

An experiment was conducted to study the effects of dietary addition of tannase to feed of chicks including grape pomace (GP) on growth performance, antioxidant status, immune response, blood parameters, gut morphology, intestinal microflora, liver function, and histopathological responses. The…

Read more

Relationship of ewe reproduction with subjectively assessed wool and conformation traits in the Elsenburg Merino flock

  • 2018
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 48
P. A. M. Matebesi-Ranthimo, S. W. P. Cloete, J. B. van Wyk & J. J. Olivier Page: 29 - 38

Subjectively assessed wool and conformation traits are widely used to select breeding ewes and rams in the sheep industry. Data from a Merino flock that is maintained at Elsenburg Research Farm were used to investigate animal model (co)variance components for…

Read more

Comparison of greenhouse gas emissions from Mexican intensive dairy farms

  • 2018
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 48
J. A. Rendón-Huerta, J. M. Pinos-Rodríguez, E. Kebreab, J. C. García-López & J. G. Vicente Page: 48 - 55

The objectives of this study were to compare estimates of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) as CH4 (enteric-manure), N2O (manure), and CO2 (fuel and energy use), the use of water and soil, the excretion of nutrients in manure, and feed efficiency…

Read more

Altered tissue mineralization, increased hepatic lipid and inhibited autophagy in intrauterine growth retardation piglets

  • 2018
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 48
C. Wang, X.C. Zheng, F.A. Siyal, D. Babazadeh, T. Ayasan, K. Cheng, J.H. He, W. Xu, L.L. Zhang, X. Zhong & T. Wang Page: 56 - 66

Mineral homeostasis is often disrupted in intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) infants. Most studies focus on calcium or phosphorus metabolism of IUGR infants via determining serum mineral concentrations instead of tissues. This study was conducted to investigate the effects of IUGR…

Read more

Effects of supplemental seminal plasma on cryopreserved boar sperm quality (Short communication)

  • 2018
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 48
M. Barrientos-Morales, M. Barrientos-Villeda, B. Domínguez-Mancera, J. M. Pinos-Rodríguez & M. L. Juárez-Mosqueda Page: 67 - 70

To analyse the effects of supplemental autologous seminal plasma on boar semen quality before freezing and after thawing, thirty ejaculates were collected from six Pietrain boars. The main factors of a 2 x 2 x 2 factorial arrangement of treatments…

Read more
Back To Top