Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4HG England
FTSE 250 (December 31, 2014)
Genus plc is a breed apart; it ranks as the largest animal-genetics company in the world. It conducts research and development in the fields of genetics and biotechnology for breeding a better animal in terms of increased quality, production efficiency, and output. Genus is active in the production and distribution of semen and stud stock for beef, dairy, and pig farmers and food producer customers. The company divides its business into two units: Its dairy and beef cattle unit, Bovine Genetics (ABS), distributes bull semen, bred for tropical or temperate climates; Porcine Genetics (PIC) sells pig breeding males, females, and semen. Genus operates in 30 countries, with sales generated in 70 countries worldwide.