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Cattle genetics company joins GRSB championing sustainability in the beef industry

24 January 2022

ABS Global, a world leading bovine genetics company, has joined forces with organizations such as WWF, Zoetis, and Cargill as part of a worldwide network of people and organizations powering progress in sustainable beef – the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB).

  • World leading bovine genetics company, ABS Global, has joined the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
  • ABS Global becomes the 87th new member to join the Roundtable in the last 12 months, following the likes of animal nutrition leader, Zinpro, agricultural foods processor, ADM, and US financial marketplace, CME Group
  • They join members such as WWF, Zoetis, and Cargill, working with beef producers, processors, retailers, and suppliers on a pathway to climate neutrality in the beef industry

With over 80 years’ experience in animal genetics, ABS Global partners with progressive and genetic driven producers and supply chain stakeholders to breed better cattle for the efficient production of quality meat and milk. ABS aims to create affordable and sustainable beef and milk supporting the bovine ecosystem.

The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) brings together all supply chain partners, from farm to plate, to support and invest in the continuous improvement of cattle health and wellbeing.

ABS Global joins a growing number of organizations committed to bettering the global beef supply chain, as part of GRSB. In the last 12 months, 87 new members have joined GRSB, including, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), a world leading derivatives marketplace operating in agriculture and ESG, and Archers-Daniels-Midland (ADM) who develop natural ingredients to support livestock nutrition.

“2020 was a key year for GRSB – not only did we welcome a number of key new members to our organization, but we also launched our global goals outlining our commitment to reduce net global warming impact of beef 30% by 2030," said Ruaraidh Petre, Executive Director of the GRSB. “Today, we are thrilled to welcome ABS Global as we continue to drive the conversation around beef sustainability and the need for beef to be more environmentally sound, socially responsible, and economically viable.”

The team at ABS Global has, over many decades, recognized the potential of using improved genetics as part of the approach to create a more sustainable beef and dairy supply chain. ABS Global, along with its parent Genus plc, is committed to working with its customers and other stakeholders in the supply chain to improve the sustainability of our business.

Jerry Thompson, COO Genus ABS Beef at ABS Global said: “Joining GRSB builds on our current participation in the regional beef sustainability roundtables, and we welcome the opportunity to align this work, and our sustainability commitments at the global level. We believe that improved genetics are part of the solution, and that we have a unique perspective to add to the Global Roundtable discussions.”

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