Welcome to the Department of Animal Sciences!
The Department of Animal Science commemorated its 75th anniversary in 1996, which makes us one of the oldest established departments of Animal Sciences in the country. We offer undergraduate and post-graduate programs that allow us to train graduates to fulfil the research, extension and development needs of South Africa in order to improve the quality of life of all its inhabitants. Training and research focus on production aspects of domesticated (sheep and goats, dairy and beef cattle, poultry and ostriches, pigs, aquaculture) and non-domesticated (wildlife) species.
To learn more about our academic programs and research activities, please explore our web page. Feel free to contact any of our academics for more detailed information on our role in ensuring sustainable animal production for the generations to come.