ABS Global, 80 Years, Focusing on the Next Step


In 1941, 80 years ago, J. Rockefeller Prentice was involved in founding the Northern Illinois Holstein Artificial Breeding Association. Prentice started more AI companies. All were merged into the American Breeders Service in 1950. Frozen semen, nitrogen tanks, breeding value estimation, breeding programs, computer mating programs, famous bulls; ABS Global has shaped the AI landscape as an innovator under the inspiring leadership of founder Prentice and then Dr. Robert Walton, general manager from 1968 to 1992. The important history of ABS Global, acquired by the British Genus in 1999, is described extensively in HI 08/2016. Five years later, HI talks to Nate Zwald, Chief Operating Officer since late 2016, about the most important current and future developments. Katie Olson, Global Director of Product Development, also explains how future ABS Holstein genetics will differ. In addition, you will get acquainted with ABS locations in Australia, Brazil, Italy and the United Kingdom!

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