Headquartered in DeForest, Wisconsin, USA, ABS Global is the world-leading provider of bovine genetics, reproduction services, technologies, and udder care products. Marketing in more than 70 countries around the globe, ABS has been at the forefront of animal genetics and technology since its founding in 1941. In bovine genetics, ABS serves more than 40,000 customers globally, including some of the world’s leading beef and dairy producers. ABS Global owns bull studs in Europe, North America, Latin America, and India, selling genetics to dairy and beef customers in North America, Latin America, Asia and Europe.
ABS Global is a division of Genus plc (LSE: GNS). Genus plc is a British-based, publicly traded business selling products manufactured using biotechnology to cattle and pig farmers. It is headquartered in Basingstoke, United Kingdom, and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. The business has its origins in the former Breeding & Production Division of the Milk Marketing Board, which was established in 1933 and broken up in 1994.
In 1999, Genus acquired ABS Global, a company founded in 1941 by J.R. Prentice in the United States as the American Breeders Service, selling the semen of cattle. Through the takeover of Sygen International plc in 2005, Genus acquired PIC, a company founded in 1962 by six pork producers in the UK as the Pig Improvement Company.
Genus is a market leader in porcine, dairy, and beef genetics, and is uniquely positioned as a global player with dedicated, multi-species research and development, and an international distribution network. Genus provides farmers with superior genetics that enable them to produce more efficiently higher-quality animal protein in the form of meat and milk.
ABS Global breeds and distributes the genes of the world’s best bulls, scientifically selecting livestock whose offspring are designed to increase the profitability of our customers, some of the world’s leading farmers and food producers.
Our strength in this ever-changing market: more than 75 years of service to dairy and beef producers around the world. And while we recognize no single formula can solve the genetic needs of every operation, we remain focused on the single goal of helping each customer succeed. With unique services, technology, and products, ABS offers a varied line of superior genetics to meet the demands of the many climates, market variations, and preferences of the cultures we serve.
Along with these quality tools are quality people who understand the value of the services provided. Wherever you find ABS, you’ll find employees and representatives committed to the success of the customers we serve – striving to provide protein and energy to more of the world.
ABS is leading the way to help maximize animal and financial performance.
We help customers: Profit From Genetic Progress.
For more than 75 years, ABS has been at the forefront of animal genetics, following the true meaning of the Genus vision. We have been the industry pioneer and will continue to lead with differentiated and proprietary genetic improvement solutions that better meet the needs of our customers. Our customers are evolving, consolidating, and building a deeper understanding of the value that genetic improvement can have on their bottom lines and prosperity. ABS Global is here to help customers build a more efficient and profitable herd faster than another company.
The Genus Vision
Pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world. That’s the bold, powerful, emotional vision we live by. Genus is a world leader in applying science to animal breeding, creating advances through biotechnology and selling added value products for livestock farming and food processors.