Producing superior breeding livestock through genetic improvement
What we do
Genus is a world-leading animal genetics company. We continuously develop better bovine and porcine breeding livestock with desirable characteristics, helping farmers to produce better quality meat and milk more efficiently and sustainably.
Examples of desirable characteristics include feed efficiency, disease resistance, protein and fat content, and fertility.
How we do it
We analyse animals’ DNA and look for markers that are linked to desirable characteristics. We then select animals with the strongest genetic profile and breed them to produce even stronger offspring, which we then sell to our customers in the form of live breeding animals, semen or embryos.
We also own technology that enables us to screen and process semen for desirable traits, such as gender, and license technology to make precise, desirable gene edits to animals’ DNA, which we are employing on product development programmes.
Serving pork, beef and dairy farmers with superior genetics
1 Including through franchises, distributors and joint ventures
2 MPEs refers to market pig equivalents, a standardised measure of slaughter animals produced by our customers that contain our genetics
3 Including through distributors