Animal Production is based in Irene, with several satellite stations strategically positioned throughout the country. This research focus area carries out primary and secondary research, development and technology transfer with respect to Animal Breeding and Improvement, Rangelands and Nutrition, and Food Science and Technology to improve productivity and sustainable resource utilisation.
In addition, this
research focus area serves as the custodian of national assets such as the conservation of animal, forage and bacterial culture collection genetic resources, including databases and DNA banks associated with them.
The country's Livestock Recording and Improvement Schemes and associated database, the
Integrated Registration and Genetic Information System (INTERGIS) are also managed by this division on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Animal Production's strategic focus for research and service delivery is guided by the strategic goals of the ARC and national priorities (e.g. The Agriculture Plan of Action, The National Livestock Strategy, The Land and Agriculture Reform Programme, The National Research and Development Strategy).
Fee structure of the Registration Services on the Intergis
Fee structure of the National Beef Recording and Improvement Scheme