Animal Sciences
Welcome to Stellenbosch University


Our mission is to train animal scientists of excellence in order to fulfil the research, extension and development needs of South Africa in order to improve the quality of life of all its inhabitants.​​ We strive to maintain excellence in undergraduate animal science education, and participate pro-actively with industry partners and relevant animal production communities to ensure the implementation of scientific findings, adhering to our "Research to Practice" approach.


Cutting-edge research allows us to train future animal scientists that will contribute meaningfully to sustainable livestock production within constraints such as animal welfare, food security, and global warming. Through our undergraduate and postgraduate programs, as well as our community interaction activities, we are committed to ensuring sustainable use of animal and agricultural resources.