Genus plc


Genus plc

Infobox Company
company_name = Genus plc
company_logo =
company_type = Public (lse|GNS)
foundation = 1933
location = Basingstoke, UK
key_people = John Hawkins, Chairman
Richard Wood, CEO
industry = Biotechnology
products =
revenue = £233.8 million (2007)
operating_income = £28.4 million (2007)
net_income = £14.6 million (2007)
num_employees =
parent =
subsid =
homepage = [http://www.genusplc.com www.genusplc.com]
slogan =
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Genus plc (lse|GNS) is a leading British-based business selling products manufactured using biotechnology to cattle and pig farmers. It is headquartered in Basingstoke and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

History

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. [ [http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/report/volume12/chapte32.htm The BSE Inquiry] ] In 1999 Genus acquired ABS, a company founded by J.R. Prentice in the US as the "Animal Breeding Service" in 1941 selling the semen of cattle. [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2000_June_2/ai_62456620 ABS Global Parent Reports Positive Year-End Results and Stock Listing] ] In 2005 Genus acquired, through the takeover of "Sygen International plc", PIC, a company founded by six pork producers in the UK as the "Pig Improvement Company" in 1962. [ [http://www.thepigsite.com/swinenews/10541/genus-completes-acquisition-of-sygen Genus completes acquisition of Sygen] ]

Operations

The Company has two divisions:
* ABS - products for cattle
* PIC - products for pigs

References

External links

* [http://www.genusplc.com Official site]


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