Producing genetically superior breeding animals
What we do
Genus is a world-leading animal genetics company.
We partner with farmers to nourish the world more efficiently and sustainably.
We do this by breeding better pigs and cattle, so farmers can produce highquality meat and milk more efficiently and sustainably. We accurately select animals with desirable characteristics and use them to breed subsequent generations.
Examples of desirable characteristics include feed efficiency, disease resistance, growth rate, protein and fat content, and fertility.
How we do it
We analyse animals’ DNA and look for markers that we know are linked to desirable characteristics, which help farmers to raise healthier and more sustainable animals.
We then select animals with the strongest genetic profile from our proprietary and partner herds and breed them to produce even better offspring, in a continuous cycle. We distribute these genetically superior animals to our customers in the form of breeding animals, semen or embryos.
We also own technology that enables us to screen and process semen for desirable traits, such as producing female offspring for the dairy market, and license-in technology to make precise gene edits to animals’ DNA, which we are employing in our R&D programmes, for example to produce pigs which are resistant to fatal disease.
Our focus is on progressive farmers, who are best placed to realise the benefits of superior genetics and technologies.