|Artificial Breeding – A.I. & Embryo Transfer|
Today, ABS Global, Inc., A Division of Genus PLC is the supplier of bovine genetics to ABS TCM, Ltd. ABS Global, Inc. has wholly owned business units or joint venture marketing operations in Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Australia, Mexico, Chile and Brazil. These business partnerships are augmented by a network of distributors and agents around the world bringing ABS products, programs and services to an ever-increasing percentage of the world's livestock producers. Working with people who know the cultures, markets, languages and needs of their respective countries has proven an effective method of building strong, productive relationships.
A.I. organizations have worked together on self-imposed standards of conduct, performance and credibility. When customers buy semen, they buy two things that require superb confidence in their supplier. First is the hope that their cows will become pregnant. The second is the trust that the resulting offspring will, several years later, be a worthy addition to their herds.
In other words, the customer is buying futures that can never be measured at the time of purchase. This credibility and past performance of an A.I. company became the only standards for judgment. Without this high degree of credibility, the industry would not have developed to the point where more than 65% of the US's dairy cows, and several million of its beef cows are now bred artificially.
There is one other group of people that has not yet been called to your attention and who are very important to ABS' economy - the ABS Representatives and Distributors who are responsible for servicing over 5 million beef and dairy cows each year with ABS-produced semen.
These are professionally trained men and women dedicated to being of service to the dairy producers and cattle breeders in their communities.
Some of them have driven over a million miles and bred over 100,000 cows during their careers. Obviously, it is not possible to relate in detail all the events and people that have contributed to the principles, philosophy, technical base, spirit and success of ABS. It was a team effort, with ABS Global providing the driving force behind the developments in a financial sense, quality products and, more importantly, establishing and implementing the basic guiding principles. That team has made ABS Global, Inc. the largest A.I. Company in the world.
In Africa ABS TCM continues to be dedicated to the improvement of dairy and beef cattle to produce milk and meat more efficiently. This can be done through development, selection, and extensive use of the best progeny tested sires in each breed via artificial insemination. These principles were fundamental when the company was founded. They are still basic today.