Who We Are

The Genetics Australia co-operative was formed in 1958 and is owned by approximately 900 members who are shareholders in the co-operative. Our members are also customers who use our products and services through Genetics Australia Holdings Pty Ltd. The Genetics Australia Co-operative partners with URUS LP as the two shareholders of Genetics Australia Holdings Pty Ltd.

The co-operatives own the land assets that are utilised within Genetics Australia Holdings Pty Ltd, this is a key contribution that Co-operative makes to ensure the long-term future of Australian semen production and the continuous of Australian breeding programs. View our history page for additional details.

The Board of Directors is the representative of the owners, our shareholders. Shareholders elect each director, apart from specialist directors that are appointed by the board. The board elects a Chairman each year and it is currently John Pekin.

Genetics Australia has its registered office at ‘Parwan Park South’, 4104 Geelong – Bacchus Marsh Road, Parwan, Victoria, Australia. The business and operations of the Society are controlled by a Board of Directors appointed by the farmer shareholders.