Leaders in pig genetics with innovative solutions.
Fast Genetics is a leading North American based pig genetics company with global reach. We provide breeding stock and innovative genetics solutions to pork producers to assist them in providing healthier food and using fewer resources in an environmentally sustainable way. We are committed to our founding principles of high health, integrity, and animal care. At Fast Genetics we empower our people by supporting and encouraging them to grow personally as well as professionally.
Integrity: to be honest with our customers and ourselves and to maintain high ethical principals.
Respect: for our people, our pigs, our customers, and the environment in which we work.
Innovation: to always seek new and creative ways to improve our products and services for our customers.
Excellence: we will do what it takes to get the job done right in an effort to exceed customer expectations.
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Fast Genetics was founded in 1982 by the Fast family in Spiritwood, Saskatchewan, Canada. The original stocking of animals was done by placing caesarean derived piglets into the nucleus farm. Dr. Harold Fast’s vision of a genetics company that provides high-health breeding stock with a commitment to animal care remains apart of Fast Genetics’ core values today.
In 2000, Fast Genetics grew from Western Canada into the USA. Fast Genetics’ expansion into the USA included the creation of a sales force, new infrastructure, and significant market share growth. In addition to geographical growth, Fast Genetics grew its germplasm and introduced new genes from France via embryo transfer. The new genes allowed Fast Genetics to offer new genetic lines.
In 2005, Fast Genetics moved into Eastern Canada via Groupe Ceres, furthering its market growth. Today, Groupe Ceres is Fast Genetics’ distributor and partner in Eastern Canada.
Fast Genetics became a wholly-owned subsidiary of HyLife in 2006. With over 60,000 sows, feed mills, and a packing plant, HyLife is one of Canada’s largest integrated pig producers. The HyLife ownership, and now partnership, allowed Fast Genetics to incorporate a breeding-to-plate understanding and focus. At the same time, HyLife entered a joint-venture with Tianzow, bringing Fast Genetics breeding stock to China.
In 2015, Sexing Technologies purchased Fast Genetics from HyLife. Building on the success and knowledge from the past, Fast Genetics and Sexing Technologies are pioneering new innovations in the pig genetics industry.