Date:  10 – 12 June 2019

  Daily Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm


Welcome to the 51st SASAS Congress website hosted by the Free State branch in 2019. The impact of Animal production on the environment has increasingly become more important due to limited natural resources. The theme of the congress therefore aims to address these effects within welfare, ethical and climate constraints. The congress will be well-balanced with thought provoking scientific content, logistical arrangements and a social programme contributing to networking opportunities.


Welcome to the 51st SASAS Congress

10 - 12 June 2019.

The 51st edition of the SASAS Congress hosted by the University of the Free State will be hosted at the Economic Management Science bulding at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.


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The Free State branch of the South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) is proud to invite members of the Animal Science and Agriculture communities, managers, students and decision-makers in the field of animal production, and related industries to come and share their research findings and experience, highlighting how novel research can contribute to functional farming practices, thus ensuring cost-efficient, responsible and sustainable animal production. 


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.


Welcome message - SASAS President, Este Van Marle-Köster

The 51st Congress of the South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) will be held in the Free State where we will be looking at Animal Science in Practice. These congresses are important events in the calendar of the animal science discipline. Interaction with other animal scientists is the lifeline of animal scientists and this is the ideal opportunity to interact with fellow scientists. You are all encouraged to diarize this important event so that you are available to attend it. I hope to see you all at the 2019 Congress, it promises to be a great success. We look forward to hosting you. 

SASAS Congress 2019



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Registrations are open. Click here for the 2019 SASAS Congress registration page

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