South African Society for Animal Science

Welcome to SASAS

The South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) is a home for animal scientists that work in a broad spectrum of the agricultural industry, including the livestock industry, animal scientists performing research and training at universities or research institutions and animal scientists with a keen interest in the various disciplines of the animal sciences.

SASAS has various activities to serve the members of the Society including the South African Journal of Animal Science (SAJAS) that provides a platform for local and international animal scientists to publish their scientific research in a peer-reviewed journal. SAJAS has a dedicated editor to ensure an effective process for publishing high quality and relevant research to Southern Africa and subtropical regions of the world.

The Society is the designated voluntary organisation recognised by the SA Council for Natural Science Professions (SACNSP) (Act 27 of 2003) who is responsible for issues regarding registration of scientists among others as well as the management of CPD and mentorship of young animal scientists.

SASAS is 50 years old and has recently celebrated this milestone at a successful 50th Congress in Port Elizabeth with more than 350 delegates. The Society has been able to demonstrate resilience over 50 years and will continue to embrace new technology and to share and apply animal science knowledge to benefit mankind.

Este Van Marle-Köster
SASAS President

Welcome to SASAS    

The aim of the South African Society for Animal Science is to advance animal science and promote viable animal production systems, while sustaining natural resources and the environment. Animal science deals mainly with the three basic disciplines namely breeding, physiology and nutrition, as well as animal product sciences (meat, dairy, wool, etc.). Membership is open to individuals in possession of a bachelor degree or a diploma in animal science/production or a related biological science field, who contribute to the scientific knowledge of animal production, or the application thereof. Go to the pages of our journals, South African Journal of Animal Science or Applied Animal Husbandry and Rural Development and download any of our articles – free of charge!

Prof E van Marle-Köster                                                          
SASAS President

New on the Website



Now available in the member's section:

  • Communique for July 2018.


Check EVENTS for upcoming conferences, etc.