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About BSAS

The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) is the principal learned body supporting animal science in the UK. We work to advance the sector, improve the understanding of all aspects of animal science and ensure research and knowledge transfer has a practical and beneficial application.

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Our diverse membership comprises all career stages and includes leading academics, industry and government professionals. This creates a dynamic and enthusiastic community dedicated to the betterment of the sector..

Our collaborative global networks strive to achieve our strategic objectives to address the climate change, global food security and One Health challenges.

BSAS provides a dynamic platform that enables the dissemination of evidence-based research findings to elucidate the role of livestock and other domesticated animals in high welfare and holistic sustainable agri-food systems.



Pioneers: The backdrop of the society's beginnings

Nineteen-forty-four, the year of the foundation of the British Society of Animal Production, now the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS), and the early years that followed, were filled with urgent opportunity – these were the post-war hunger years and the beginnings of the second agricultural revolution. The time was ripe for research and development in Animal Science. Unsurprising, that same time gave rise to pioneering people and pioneering places.



Our Team

Meet the BSAS staff team


Strategic Overview

BSAS aims to stimulate interest and champion discussion with focus on addressing climate change and wider ecosystem challenges related to livestock production. To bring forward and disseminate evidence-based science and sector knowledge to champion and transform, through global collaboration, a one nutrition, one health, multi- disciplinary approach to address future food security and climate change.




Our answers to the most common questions about BSAS.