Research Programmes



​​The five principles of Conservation Agriculture - Collaboration between Grain SA and ARC (Animal Production, Grain Crops and Soil Climate and Water)​  ~   VIDEO by Dr Hendrik Smith

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Prof Norman Maiwashe
General Manager

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).

Intergis Fee Structures

  1. Fee structure of the Registration Services on the Intergis

  2. Fee structure of the National Beef Recording and Improvement Scheme

  3. Fee structure of the National Milk Recording and Improvement Scheme

2017 Courses

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Animal Production
Private Bag x2
Tel: +27 (0)12 672 9111
Fax: +27 (0)12 665 1563
25º 53' 59.6" S
28º 12' 51.6" E