Precision Breeding

To Improve Animal Welfare • To Reduce Environmental Impacts • To Resist Diseases



Good food starts with healthy animals

For thousands of years, animals have been cared for and bred with the intent to pass along good qualities to their offspring. Each generation leverages new knowledge and technologies to constantly improve this process.

Today, we are taking the next step in this continuum through what’s called, "precision breeding." Precision breeding combines the best knowledge of genetics with the capability to precisely deliver these natural traits and dramatically speed-up the genetic improvement of plants and animals used for food. 
The result of precision breeding is healthier and more disease-resistant animals that can be raised more sustainably and by improved animal welfare measures.

Solutions for long-held problems in agriculture and aquaculture

The Acceligen team, many of whom grew up on a farm, are world renown experts in precision breeding, the next evolution of genetic improvement, which brings the best natural traits to the next generation of farm animals. 

Our scientists have discovered native traits in cattle, swine, fish and other animals crucial to fighting diseases, improving adaptability and survivability and sparing animals from routine medical procedures. These healthier, more humanely-raised animals mean fewer animals and natural resources are needed to nourish the world.

Traits for improved animal health and well-being

For Beef & Dairy Cattle

• Bovine Tuberculosis (BTB) Resistance 
• Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV)       
  Resistance 
• Pest Resistance 
• Improved Heat Tolerance 
• Localized Climate Adaptation 
• Dehorning Procedure Prevention 
• Greater Genetic Diversity

For Swine

• Porcine Reproductive Respiratory 
  Syndrome (PRRS) Resistance  
• Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) 
  Resistance 
• Piglet Nutrition Enhancement  
• Castration Procedure Prevention  
• Greater Genetic Diversity

For Fish

• Disease Resistance
  Disease Outbreak Mitigation
• Sea Lice Resistance 
• Reduced Use of Antibiotics
• Greater Genetic Diversity

Traits for improved sustainability

For Beef & Dairy Cattle

  • Reduced Animal Population
  • Reduced Waste
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gases
  • Reduced Water Usage
  • Localized Climate Adaptation
  • Reduced Use of Antibiotics
  • Improved Feed Efficiency

For swine

  • Reduced Animal Population
  • Reduced Waste
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gases
  • Reduced Water Usage
  • Localized Climate Adaptation
  • Reduced Use of Antibiotics
  • Improved Feed Efficiency


For fish

  • Reduced Animal Population
  • Reduced Waste
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gases
  • Reduced Overfishing of Fish used for Feed
  • Localized Climate Adaptation
  • Improved Feed Efficiency