The institution

The Brazilian Society of Animal Science is a nonprofit scientific association founded on July 26, 1951 and is identified by the acronym SBZ. Its headquarters and registered official office are located in Brasilia-DF, and today it has more than 4,000 associates in Brazil and overseas. Its staff is made up of the best and renowned professionals in Brazil in the Animal Science area, in its many branches, who are currently working at universities and other research institutions. The Society publishes a scientific journal entitled "Brazilian Journal of Animal Science (Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia)," which has been edited since 1973.

Every year, SBZ holds an Annual Meeting where the advancements in several areas in Animal Science in Brazil and the world are discussed. It is a participant in the Thematic Chamber of Agrarian Sciences at the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, as well as other national forums involved in policy-making for the livestock sector in Brazil. The administration of the Society is exerted by the board of directors, which is composed of President, 1st Vice-President, 2nd Vice-President, 3rd Vice-President, CEO and the Editor-in-chief of the Brazilian Journal of Animal Science.