Producing genetically superior breeding animals
What we do
Genus is a world-leading animal genetics company. We partner with farmers to transform how we nourish the world – a mission that is important to a sustainable future.
We do this by breeding better pigs and cattle, so farmers can produce high-quality 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 productive 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 female gender for the dairy market, and license-in technology to make precise, desirable gene edits to animals’ DNA, which we are employing in our product development programmes.
Our focus is on progressive, sustainable farmers, who are best placed to realise the benefit that superior genetics and technologies can have.