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ABS Global Designates New Icon Sires™, Graduates Sires

MADISON, WI, U.S.A. — ABS Global, Inc., the world leader in bovine genetics, reproduction services and technologies, today introduced seven new Icon Sires™ to the market, graduated nine proven sires and held the #1 proven position in NM$ and TPI® with April 2017 graduate 29HO17553 JOSUPER. This 5-star semen fertility and 4-star TransitionRight® sire tops…

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ABS Global Releases Icon Sire™ SKYWALKER

MADISON, WI, U.S.A. — ABS Global, Inc., the world leader in bovine genetics, reproduction services and technologies, announces the release of Icon Sire™ 29HO18611 BOMAZ SKYWALKER-ET. “We’re beyond thrilled to release SKYWALKER to the market,” says Katie Olson, Ph.D., Global Director Dairy Product Development – ABS Global. “This sire is the complete package when it…

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ABS Global & Livestock Improvement Corp. Sign Exclusive Distribution Agreement

MADISON, WI, U.S.A. — ABS Global Inc. (ABS), a division of Genus plc (GNS:LSE), a global pioneer in animal genetics, today announces an exclusive distribution agreement with New Zealand farmer-owned cooperative, Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC), the worldwide provider of elite pasture-based dairy genetics.

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ABS Global Designates 5 New Icon Sires, Graduates 7 Sires

MADISON, WI, U.S.A. — ABS Global, Inc., the world leader in bovine genetics, reproduction services and technologies, today introduced five new Icon Sires to the market. ABS implemented the Icon Sire program in April as a way to grant early access to top-ranking genetics for its customers on a contractual basis.“We’re excited to be expanding our Icon Sire offering as they make some of our top genetics available earlier than in the past,” Mitch Amundson, Global Dairy Brand …

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Genus IntelliGen Technologies Partners with Geno – Leading Norwegian Genetics Breeder

Genus IntelliGenTM Technologies, a unit of Genus plc, a global pioneer in animal genetics, announces a technology transfer and license agreement of its proprietary sexed genetics technology to Geno, the leading Norwegian bovine genetics producer. Geno will produce sexed Norwegian Red genetics in Norway using Genus’ innovative genetics sexing technology. Geno has had an exclusive partnership with ABS Global (Genus’ bovine genetics division) for several years to market Norwegian Red ge…

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Genus plc Introduces Genus IntelliGen™ Technologies

Genus plc, a global pioneer in animal genetics, today launches Genus IntelliGenTM Technologies, a new technology unit within the Genus organization. IntelliGen Technologies, formerly known as Genus Sexed Semen, is the global brand behind the technology that enabled ABS Global to launch Sexcel™ Sexed Genetics in September.“The introduction of IntelliGen Technologies is in strong alignment with the Genus mission of pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world,”…

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ABS Global Launches Sexcel™ Sexed Genetics

MADISON, WI, U.S.A. — ABS Global Inc. (ABS), a division of Genus plc, today launches Sexcel™ Sexed Genetics, made using 21st century technology and designed to deliver more high-value pregnancies to dairy herds worldwide.Sexcel harnesses ABS’s best genetics and is produced through a novel, proprietary technology for sexing bovine semen.

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ABS Global Graduates 10 Sires, Designates Pontiff as Icon Sire

ABS Global, Inc., the world leader in bovine genetics, reproduction services and technologies, graduates 10 sires into its proven sire lineup that provide a wide array of favorable traits for dairy producers across the globe.“High on our proven list is 29HO17573 SEAGULL-BAY SILVER-ET,” says Mitch Amundson, Global Dairy Brand Manager. “SILVER truly is an example of how genomics work. He was a standout with his initial genomic prediction and he has proven true today.

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ABS Global Launches NuEra Genetics™ Beef Program

MADISON, WI, U.S.A. — ABS Global, a division of Genus plc, today announces the launch of NuEra Genetics™, the new brand encompassing all proprietary ABS beef breeding programs, evaluations and indexes, which will deliver differentiated and superior terminal genetics for beef supply chain profitability.“ABS is continuing our strong tradition of innovation by using a science-driven approach to create genetics that are designed to optimize the efficiency, profitability, and sustai…

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U.S. Litigation Update

Genus plc (LSE: GNS), a global pioneer in animal genetics, announces that on June 7, 2017, Inguran, LLC, XY LLC and Cytonome/ST, LLT (collectively ST) filed patent infringement proceedings against ABS Global, Inc., Genus plc and Premium Genetics (UK) Limited (collectively ABS) in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. The new litigation alleges that ABS infringes seven ST patents and asserts trade secret and breach of contract claims. ABS intends to vigorously de…

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