A new semen distribution centre in Wellington, Somerset, has been opened by cattle breeding company Mastergen to serve the whole of the UK to include Northern Ireland.

The company, which is in its fifth year of trading, and specialises in the sale of dairy and beef bull semen, now boasts a state-of-the-art facility which goes hand in hand with the appointment of a new operations manager, Vicky Ell, as well as top fertility vet, Sally Wilson, from Evolution Farm Vets, as the centre’s veterinarian.

Having been granted a full EU licence, the centre also paves the way for Mastergen to store and distribute semen from other qualifying sources destined for anywhere in the EU.

The centre has already attracted interest from other breeding companies and, alongside its own products, will provide the distribution service for Viking Genetics and Bovigen from early September 2018.

Managing director, Alison Dunphy, says the expansion reflects dairy and beef producers’ appreciation of the company’s product, its high level of service, and the lean and efficient operating system which allows it to keep costs down.

With its strong focus on German dairy genetics, she says: “Our parent company, Masterrind, dominates the bovine genetics industry in Germany, and that country’s breeding objectives translate perfectly to UK systems.

“German farmers demand robust cattle which deliver good profitability on commercial dairy units, which is exactly what producers require in the UK,” she says.

“We’ve found our UK customers are exceptionally satisfied with their milking daughters and are now returning to Mastergen time and time again.”

Mastergen has appointed Vicky Ell (left) as its new distribution centre operations manager while Sally Wilson from Evolution Farm Vets is the centre's veterinarian.

For more information, please contact Alison Dunphy on 01823 430317; 07572 010886 or email alison@mastergen.com.

4 September 2018