The United Kingdom Branch of the WPSA

The work of the WPSA is about promoting excellence in poultry science, husbandry and education. Established in 1946, the UK branch is a registered charity* run by an elected Council of Trustees with representatives from academia, science and industry.

Membership of WPSA (UK branch) is open to anyone with an interest in the poultry industry and poultry science. Benefits of membership include free subscription for World Poultry Science Journal, attendance at Annual General Meeting of the branch, and reduced rates for attendance at the Annual Spring Meeting, Poultry Science symposia, and World Poultry Congresses.

All members receive a quarterly Newsletter on current activities, Branch meetings and affairs, European workshops and Symposia, and developments in the World body.

The Poultry Science Symposia series are normally held in alternate years and the Proceedings provide an up to date text book on issue of current research**. Recent symposia topics are:

30th Symposium (2011) - Alternative Systems for poultry - Health, Welfare and Productivity

31st Symposium (2014) - Sustainable Poultry Production in Europe




2015 WPSA UK Spring Meeting Registration


Register  now for 2015 WPSA UK Spring meeting  & check the programme below

Online Registration  ||  Paper registration  || Programme

Or you may click on the link to the right of the screen.

Symposium First Announcement


XVII European Symposium on the Quality of Eggs and Egg Products


XXIII European Symposium on the Quality of Poultry Meat

3 - 5 September, 2017 - Click here for more details


Become Professionally Accredited

WPSA members can now apply to join the British Society of Animal Science Accreditation Register free of charge. Within the Scheme, Poultry can be included within your main area of professional activity, and Poultry as one of your Specialisms. To apply, click here, or copy and paste the following URL: Or you can follow this link to send an email to indicating that you would like to apply or to request for further information.


WPSA Travel Grants 


WPSA UK, always commited to improving opportunities for students in poultry science, now offers sponsorship for students to attend the annual spring meetings. This is in addition to the other scholarships provided by the association. Please go to WPSA UK Awards for details.


Call for proposals


Plan ahead for submission of proposals for Research Award for 2014/15. Please click here for details.





*Registered charity in England No. 803616

**The papers of Volumes 1 – 24 are in print may be purchased from Carfax Publishing Co, PO Box 25, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3UE. From 2003 Symposium proceedings are available from CABI Publishing, CAB International, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 8DE.

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