Animal Sciences
Welcome to Stellenbosch University


​​​​Cutting-edge research conducted by our academics confirms our dedication to train future animal scientists that will contribute meaningfully to sustainable livestock production within constraints such as animal welfare, food security, and global warming. The disciplines of animal physiology, nutrition and breeding form the three pillars of research projects that are conducted by the respective research groups, and the various group leaders are considered experts in their respective fields of research.


Research activities focus on enhancing the efficiency, profitability and sustainability of animal production industries, nationally and internationally. Postgraduate projects encompass studies on various livestock species including dairy and beef cattle, sheep and goats, swine, poultry, ostriches, marine and freshwater aquaculture species, as well as wildlife. For more specific information on the various projects of the various research groups, please explore further under the various programs. ​​

Aquaculture tab
Animal Breeding tab
Animal physiology and Reproductive physiology tab
Ruminant nutrition tab
Monogastric nutrition tab
Meat science, Processing and Product development tab