The British Society of Animal Science is an engaged society that assists with knowledge transfer, provides opportunities to and supports those involved in animal science and its application

About BSAS

The British Society of Animal Science is a charity that works to improve the understanding of all aspects of animal science and to ensure research and knowledge transfer has a practical and beneficial application.

We work with science and industry specialists to provide improvements in:

  • the welfare and productivity of farmed animals to help produce quality, safe and environmentally sustainable food
  • animal health and welfare; and the care of equine, companion and zoo animals

Our History

BSAS has a rich history from its beginnings in 1944 – known then as the British Society of Animal Production (BSAP) – in which time the Society has participated in globally recognised research, education and reward opportunities, both to its members and to the wider animal science field. A brief history of BSAS, written by Colin Whittemore, is available here:

Our History