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Geno group

Geno group of companies

Geno's investment in research and development of the Norwegian Red breed has resulted in several biotechnology companies where Geno has ownership.

Who is Geno?

Geno is the breeding organization of Norwegian Red, the main dairy breed in Norway. The co-operative system gives the farmer members the power to influence the development of the Norwegian Red breeding program.

Geno's Head Office is at Hamar, Norway.


Managing Director

Kristin Malonæs is Managing Director of Geno. 

Kristin Malonæs

Kristin Malonæs.

Geno group of companies

Geno Global AS

Geno Global was established in 2003 to handle all exports of Norwegian Red genetics.


SpermVital AS

SpermVital was founded by Geno and the SINTEF Group. Together, these two companies have developed a revolutionary insemination technology for artificial insemination of domestic animals that extends the life of spermatozoa after insemination. This makes timing of insemination less critical with regards to ovulation in the female and increases the odds of fertilization success. Geno Global handles international sales of Norwegian Red semen with SpermVital technology.


Read more about the SpermVital technology here

Cryogenetics AS

Cryogenetics offers services and technology for effective fish reproduction. Cryopreservation is a powerful tool for preservation of genetic diversity in wild species and is an integral part of both commercial aquaculture and other fish breeding programs.


In addition to cryopreservation and storage services, the company offers several other products and services helping to secure more effective fish reproduction. These include technology for fresh storage of milt, milt quality evaluation and gender testing of fingerlings.


Read more about Cryogenetics' products and services on the Cryogenetics' website

Contact us

Geno Global Ltd.
Storhamargata 44,
N-2317 Hamar, Norway
Phone: +47 950 20 600
VAT Reg. 985194378

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