Producing superior breeding livestock through genetic improvement
What we do
Genus is a world-leading animal genetics company.
We breed better pigs and cattle for farmers, so that they can produce high quality meat and milk more efficiently and sustainably.
We do this by accurately selecting animals with desirable characteristics and using them to breed subsequent generations.
Examples of desirable characteristics include feed efficiency, disease resistance, animal health, 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.
We then select animals with the strongest genetic profile 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 gender, and license-in technology to make precise, desirable gene edits to animals’ DNA, which we are employing in our product development programmes.