Neogen Corp. in Lansing today announced it has acquired the assets of Livestock Genetic Services LCC (LGS), a Virginia-based company that specializes in genetic evaluations and data management for cattle-breeding organizations. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“One value of Neogen’s genomic services is our ability to translate genomic information into timely, accurate animal trait information for cattle producers,” says Stewart Bauck, vice president of agrigenomics at Neogen.
“Adding Livestock Genetic Services, and its owner John Genho, will help Neogen accelerate the adoption of genomics world-wide by helping customers easily and quickly utilize genomic information in their commercial operations. This new capability will position Neogen as the only global agrigenomics business with a full end-to-end solution.”
The acquisition enhances Neogen’s in-house genetic evaluation capabilities and complements the company’s global network of animal genomics laboratories. LGS is a long-time strategic partner of Neogen’s genomics business.
“After years of collaboration with Neogen, I am very pleased to be part of the much larger, very capable team of genomic professionals,” says Genho. “Our business has grown to the point that becoming part of a world-leading provider of animal genomic services will provide my customers with the best possible services and support.”
Neogen Corp. develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety. The company markets dehydrated culture media, diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, plant diseases, and sanitation concerns.
It also develops animal genomics and manufactures and distributes animal health care products, including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, veterinary instruments, wound care products, and disinfectants.