Sustainability of Livestock Production

Innovating to generate greater productivity, using the same amount of land, water or other agricultural inputs used for livestock production.

Enhancing Animal Health and Welfare

Our Precision Breeding addresses genes that impact animal health and welfare, improving the well-being of livestock and producing healthier food for consumers.

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Acceligen technology enables animal breeders to quickly and efficiently modify natural genetic conditions that previously were addressable only through long-term breeding programs.

Greater Food Production, Safety and Abundance.

Acceligen works with collaborators around the world to improve livestock disease resilience, increase food productivity and enhance animal welfare. In pioneering methods for Precision Breeding, we utilize advanced gene-editing technologies.

Accelerating genetic improvement for dramatic advances in livestock agriculture.

A subsidiary of Recombinetics, Acceligen leverages the Recombinetics platform, the world’s first proprietary platform to specifically deliver Accelerated Breeding technology to the livestock, meat and milk production industries.

The Acceligen Breeding platform delivers specific, natural refinements and precise, highly beneficial animal traits through advancements in genetic improvement. Developed by an experienced team of geneticists, genome scientists, livestock breeders and reproductive physiologists, our technology enables animal breeders to speed up genetic progress, avoiding the delays inherent in a conventional breeding program, without using chemicals or hormones. The result is better animal health, welfare and productivity.

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations expects global consumption of meat and milk to double by 2050.

In order to meet future demand, livestock producers and breeders must innovate to generate greater productivity in the global food supply while improving animal health and welfare, without significantly increasing the amount of land, water or other agricultural inputs used for livestock production.

Delivering Your Herd’s Genetic Potential – Now

Using Accelerated Breeding in Your Improvement Program

Acceligen works closely with livestock breeders to improve livestock through single-trait and multi-trait projects.


"You can’t build a peaceful world on empty stomachs and human misery."
- Norman Borlaug

The Acceligen Breeding platform is being used to improve animal health and productivity, enhance animal welfare and increase the sustainability of livestock production. Our technology enables animal breeders to quickly and efficiently modify natural genetic conditions that previously were addressable only through long-term breeding programs.

Precision Breeding provides a way for breeders to take advantage of natural genetic potential to rapidly and precisely line-breed and crossbreed valuable livestock traits into your herd.

Advantages of Gene-Editing as a Breeding Technology

Breeders and producers are constantly on the lookout for breakthrough breeding methods to harness the genetic potential in livestock – faster and more accurately.
The answer: Acceligen’s Accelerated Breeding platform, which is based on cutting edge gene-editing technologies like TALENs and CRISPR/Cas9.

Nature Methods named TALEN technology the
 "Method of the Year” in 2011, and named CRISPR/Cas9 a top science innovation of 2013.

TALENs and CRISPR/Cas9 technologies work like a word processor for genes, enabling the replacement of inferior genetic instructions with better ones using the cell's natural DNA surveillance systems for livestock genetic improvement. Acceligen uses its proprietary technologies to help breeders quickly achieve results that would take generations to accomplish using artificial selection.

The Acceligen Breeding platform integrates seamlessly with established breeding programs and can be used in combination with advanced reproduction methods, including natural service, artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization and cloning. Precision Breeding tackles difficult genetic problems with a precision and speed unmatched by any other approach.