Welcome to the Canadian Society of Animal Science

Our Mission is to facilitate the discovery and dissemination of knowledge in animal science for the benefit of society.

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♦♦♦  See Jobs tab for new opportunity at the University of Alberta

♦ Jam 2014 is fast approaching!! Click here for a PDF of the registration brochure.

Controlling parasitic worms with genetic selection: Scientists at the University of Guelph consider drug-free alternatives to control harmful parasites in sheep, CJAS media release, December 19, 2013.

 ♦ Spicing up your fish fillets with science: researchers seek to improve health benefits of rainbow trout, Canadian Journal of Animal Science, September 2013 issue. 

♦ Reduced rate for post-doctoral and student memberships - applicants must complete the education profile details (see FAQ for more information)

♦ FAQ page update! Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to solve problems with CSAS Log-in, username, membership type, student applications, and tips for website users. 

♦ Members only may participate in community discussion on Research - AAFC transformation May 17, 2013. 

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♦ Important: To pay dues, members "Log-in" and new member applicants "Sign-up". 

♦ On-line renewal of 2013 membership uses the membership type information in the database for 2012. If you wish to change your membership type please notify Contact us.  The file will be updated and any change in fees will appear at the top of the "Edit profile" page .

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Mailing address: CSAS/SCSA 176 Gloucester Street, Suite 320, Ottawa, ON, Canada K2P 0A6

Telephone: 1.613.232.9459 Toll free: 1.888.277.7980  email: noreply(at)CSAS.net

CSAS Logo w/o urlMembership

The Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS)is a national organization with an elected executive committee. CSAS is an Associate Member of the Agriculture Institute of Canada (AIC).

Membership is open to persons currently or previously employed in research, teaching, administration, extension, production, marketing, or otherwise interested in any field pertaining to the animal industry. There are three categories for membership including regular members, retired members, and student members (undergraduate or graduate). Student applicants must complete the education profile when signing up.


  1. On-line access to the membership list
  2. On-line participation in membership discussions on CSAS events/activities/issues (community discussions)
  3. Opportunity to ensure quality publishing of animal science as the editor or an associate editor of the Canadian Journal of Animal Science (CJAS)
  4. Opportunity to ensure quality of animal agriculture information for the general public as a member of the board for Animal Frontiers and/or participation in rapid response teams.
  5. Opportunity to ensure humane care of livestock as a member of the codes of practice scientist committee 
  6. Opportunity to foster animal agriculture solutions for a hungry world as consultants in AIC International Programs
  7. Opportunity to reward your peers with CSAS and AIC sponsored awards for outstanding achievement
  8. Opportunity to reward your students with CSAS sponsored awards for travel and/or outstanding achievement. 
  9. Reduced cost of registration for the national annual meeting. 
  10. Reduced cost to subscribe to CJAS  
  11. Reduced cost to publish accepted manuscripts in the CJAS. 
  12. Opportunity to network in the spirit of cooperation for a common cause among professional animal science societies globally.

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Membership Fees

Regular $110.00

Early Career (3 years post-graduation) $65.00

Retired $45.00

Student $15.00 (Full-time students must be confirmed by the supervisor or department head)

* $15 non-refundable application fee for new memberships will be credited to the membership fee upon approval. 

Apply for membership  - see FAQ for more information

On-line CSAS membership application

CJAS CoverCanadian Journal of Animal Science

The Canadian Journal of Animal Science (CJAS) is an international peer-reviewed journal edited by the Canadian Society of Animal Science and published by the Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC).

CJAS is published four times annually:in March, June, September and December and is available in print and electronic formats. 

Subscription information at CJAS
Advertising opportunities contact services@aic.ca

CJAS Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Kees Plaizier
Department of Animal Science
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB  R3T 2N2
T: 204.474.9500
F: 204.474.7628
E mail: kees.plaizier@ad.umanitoba.ca


Animal Frontiers

 Animal Frontiers - a review magazine on animal agriculture

is co-published quarterly, in print and electronic formats, by the Canadian Society of Animal Science, American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) and the European Association for Animal Production (EAAP).

Each issue of Animal Frontiers consists of invited peer-reviewed articles that present several international perspectives on the status of a high impact, global issue on animal agriculture.Corporate and non-profit organizations are invited to purchase a Sustaining Membership; sustaining partnerships help maintain this unique forum for scientific exchange and education across all tiers of animal agriculture, policy, and animal product consumerism. 

Visit Animal Frontiers for information on Sustaining Membership/Partnership, subscription and advertising information. 

Annual Conference

2014 Joint Annual Meeting - Abstract submission is extended until February 17, 2014

This year’s annual meeting will be held jointly with the American Dairy Science Association and the American Society of Animal Science in Kansas City, Missouri, July 20-24. Abstracts must be submitted by 11:59 pm PST on February 12, 2014.

To submit your abstract, please visit the conference website:



Annual Conference


CSAS-ASAS and WCGALP Vancouver 2014


JAM2018 and WCAP

The CSAS and ASAS are co-hosting with the European Association on Animal Production (EAAP) the World Congress on Animal Production (WCAP 2018) to be held in mid-July following JAM2018.

Past meetings:


CSAS & CMSA Banff 2013

JAM Phoenix 2012

CSAS/SCSA Halifax 2011


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Employment opportunity announcements

Dalhousie University - July 2014 (3 positions)

Genesus Inc. - May 2014

Montana State University - Bozeman May 2014

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Lethbridge May 2014

 Dalhousie University - Faculty of Agriculture

Nutreco - Netherlands and Spain

Government of Alberta - Lethbridge Research Centre

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Agri-King Inc., Fulton IL USA

  • Animal Research Scientist  for the R & D laboratory; M.Sc. or PhD in the area of Animal Nutrition, with particular emphasis on the physiology and microbiology of livestock gastro-intestinal-tracts. Open until filled.

University of Saskatchewan

University of Guelph

Dalhousie University