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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♦ Call for Nominations for CSAS vacant Executive Positions - Deadline March 6, 2015

♦♦♦  See Jobs tab for new opportunity across Canada

♦ Reduced rate for student membership - 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. 

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

♦ Mark your calendars fort the 8th International Conference on Farm Animal Endocrinology (ICFAE) in Billund/Vejle, Denmark on August 27 through 29, 2015. More information here.

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Membership Mailing address: CSAS/ASAS, PO Box 7410, Champaign IL, 61820 United States

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

CSAS has recently partnered with the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) for processing CSAS memberships.  This was done to improve the registration process for CSAS members in a cost-efficient manner.  Full details will follow shortly.

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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.


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  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 (Open to full-time students, confirmation required)

Apply for membership  - see FAQ for more information

Join online through the new CSAS Membership Page

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

2015 Conference of the Canadian Society of Animal Science and the Canadian Meat Council

Registeration is now open, visit the meeting registration page for details.

We are excited to announce the joint meeting of the Canadian Society of Animal Science and Canadian Meat Council in Ottawa, Ontario for 2015. The meeting will take place at the Westin Hotel from May 6-8. The primary goal of the conference is to promote research and developmental activities in Animal and Food Sciences.

Highlights include a Symposium titled ‘Food Safety from Farm-to-Fork’ featuring national and international experts. 

A workshop directed to Food Safety in animal and meat sciences will bring together innovative academics and industrial experts to a common forum.

Why should you attend?

  • Exchange New Ideas in Translating Imagination to Reality
  • Excellent Opportunity for Experts to Develop National and International Cooperative Relationships for Mutual Benefit and Development within the Field
  • 2015 CMSA student scholarships application

Please join us May 6-8, 2015 for our annual meeting! Please check back to see the program develop over the next couple of months.  We look forward to seeing you in Ottawa.

Future Meetings:

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-ASAS and WCGALP Vancouver 2014

JAM Kansas 2014

CSAS & CMSA Banff 2013

JAM Phoenix 2012

CSAS/SCSA Halifax 2011


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Employment opportunity announcements


McGill University


McGill University, Dept. of Animal Science and Dairy and Swine Research Development Centre, Sherbrooke


Agriculture and Agri-food Canada


University of Saskatchewan - August 2014


University of Guelph - August 2014

Dalhousie University - July 2014 (3 positions)

Montana State University - Bozeman May 2014

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Lethbridge May 2014

Nutreco - Netherlands and Spain

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