ABS Global Develops Research Agreement with Cactus Feeders, Inc.

ABS Global, a world leader in bovine genetics, recently developed a research collaboration agreement with Cactus Feeders, Inc., to determine the genetics needed for the optimal feedlot-destined animal. ABS Global, headquartered in DeForest, Wis., USA, is a global leader in research, development, and commercialization of elite bovine genetics. Cactus Feeders, headquartered Amarillo, Texas, is the world’s largest privately owned cattle feeding operation with 10 large-scale feedyards across Tex…


Nate Zwald Joins ABS Global as Dairy COO

Nate Zwald has joined ABS Global, Inc., the world leader in bovine genetics, reproduction services and technologies, as the Chief Operating Officer – Dairy (COO). ABS Global is a division of Genus plc.“We sought a COO with deep dairy genetics expertise, a strong commercial execution focus, and a talented people leader. Nate has all this and more,” said Karim Bitar, Genus plc CEO.


ABS Global Builds First-Ever Calf Facility

Ever the industry leader, ABS Global has built a facility, named Future Genetics, dedicated to house and care for bull calves under six-months-old. The facility, located near Madison, Wisconsin, USA, allows ABS staff to improve care for animals through better nutrition, veterinary care and biosecurity at an earlier age.“These little guys are our most valuable bulls because they are our future,” said Dr. Jim Meronek, Global Head of Health Assurance, ABS Global.In the past, bulls were …


ABS Pecplan and Agropecuaria Fazenda Brasil (AFB) to evaluate feed efficiency in crossbred animals

ABS Pecplan, a subsidiary of ABS Global, a world leader in bovine genetics, recently partnered with Agropecuaria Fazenda Brasil (AFB), Barra do Garças, Mato Grosso, one of the most progressive ranches in Brazil and a leader in the production of quality crossbred calves from Nellore cows. Under the agreement, individual feed intake data will be collected on crossbred animals utilizing cutting edge equipment, the first time this has been done in a commercial environment.“ABS Global is deeply commi…


National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB) Honors Two ABS Employees

ABS Global is proud to have had two employees recently honored by the National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB) for more than 50 years of dedicated service to the artificial insemination (AI) industry each. These two employees, Fran Weisensel and Vern Meier, have worked at ABS for more than three-quarters of the company’s history.For Fran Weisensel, 58 is a special number. It’s the year he started working at ABS as an intern, and the number of years he’s worked here since….


ABS Global and De-Su Holsteins form joint venture

ABS Global, a division of Genus plc (GNS:LSE), a global pioneer in animal genetics, today announces a joint venture with De-Su Holsteins, North America’s leading independent breeder of high NM$ (net merit dollars) and TPI® (total performance index) Holstein bulls. The partnership, which builds on years of effective collaboration between the organizations, will develop elite and differentiated Holstein genetics for ABS Global customers around the world.  The joint venture is n…


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