British Society of Animal Science

British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) is a learned society in the field of animal science, established in 1944 as the British Society of Animal Production.[1]

Mike Steele is the Chief Executive, and the President is Sinclair Mayne.[2] Geoff Simm was the president in 2007 and 2008.[3][4]


The first Proceedings was published in 1951.ISSN 0369-8521 The editors soon started accepting papers on animal production.[5]

In 1959 the society established a dedicated journal, Animal Production, for this purpose. It was published in three issues per year in 1961, and four issues per year in 1971.[5]

In 1995, the society was renamed, and the journal retitled to Animal Science.[5]

A partnership with Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) and European Federation for Animal Science publish the journal Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience. The journal is a merge of three journals including the BSAS journal Animal Science, which was published six times a year.

Sir John Hammond Award

The society presents the Sir John Hammond Award at the annual conference. Recipients include:[6][7]


  1. Helmut Opitz (2002). World guide to scientific associations and learned societies (8 ed.). p. 232. ISBN 3-598-22250-5.
  2. Dr Sinclair Mayne takes up his post as BSAS President following the AGM on 31 March 2009, BSAS.
  3. Dan Buglass (10 April 2007). "Simm heads animal science body". The Scotsman.
  4. "Research body urges DEFRA not to slash animal health research budget". FWi. 4 July 2008.
  5. 1 2 3 Ian J. Lean, Chairman of the Editorial Board (2006). "Foreword". Animal Science. 82 (06): 763–764. doi:10.1017/ASC2006114.
  6. "Press Releases". BSAS.
  7. "Sir John Hammond Award". BSAS.

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