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Leading AI companies in Europe joined forces

On December 1st, 2020, EVOLUTION, MASTERRIND and VikingGenetics (owned by Faba, Växa and VikingDanmark) establish a new dairy and beef genetic cooperative Arcowin representing 53,000 farmers in Europe. The new cooperative will work on ensuring the most sustainable and the highest possible genetic progress, to the benefit of the members and customers worldwide.

EVOLUTION, MASTERRIND and VikingGenetics are leading cooperatives within cattle breeding with strong bases in Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, and Sweden. All three cooperatives have been pioneers in driving progress and profitability of the dairy and beef industry, not only in their home markets, but also around the world.

From 1st of January 2021 , Arcowin will support dairy and beef breeding programs from EVOLUTION, MASTERRIND, VikingGenetics, with the main objective to ensure the highest possible genetic progress.

‘We believe that by combining the ambitions, the expertise and the obligation to support the dairy and beef industry, the road is set for Arcowin to be able to play a key role in developing the industry for the future, which could include additional partners to join. The three organizations will use Arcowin to get better usage of their genetic resources and investments’, says Mr. Vincent Rétif, Chairperson of the board.

Arcowin will implement a full exchange of genetic information across all breeds and countries. The new cooperative will be able to identify the best animals, and thereby to maximize the genetic gain in all the breeding programs organized by the Arcowin partners. The dairy genetics will still be evaluated and marketed on the existing bases.

‘The three founding partners of Arcowin have a long history of investing significant resources into R&D, to ensure a continued strong development of their breeding programs, production and services. Going forward Arcowin, will coordinate and align the R&D activities between the three founding partners, for eliminating parallel work and to share the resulting benefits with members and customers’, says Dr Josef Pott, CEO Arcowin.

The three founding partners will keep operating separately in administration, production, marketing and sales, and agree to investigate further synergies of collaboration.

For more information, please contact Dr Josef Pott on mail:


Vincent Rétif                         Jörg Stubbemann                   Lars-Inge Gunnarsson

EVOLUTION                          MASTERRIND                            VikingGenetics




About our partners:


A major player in French and European bovine genetics, present on strategic world markets, Evolution is also the world’s leading insemination service cooperative with more than 12,000 inseminations per day.
Genetic creation and services to breeders are our core businesses and lead us to work with 28,000 French breeders on a daily basis. Evolution combines the development and distribution of excellent genetics, adapted to the different breeding and product development contexts, with global support for herd reproduction and renewal. We focus our strategy on analysing and anticipating the needs of our members, breeders and customers, for a dynamic of innovation at the service of the sustainable performance of livestock farms.
Faithful to its co-operative nature, Evolution’s main aim is to guide and support farmers to contribute, together to nutritional and environmental challenges at worldwide level and to ensure the continued existence of the company and livestock farms for future generations.




VikingGenetics help feed the world’s expanding population and sustain the earth’s natural resources by breeding healthy, efficient, trouble-free cows. Vikinggenetics provide science-based bovine genetic products and solutions for progressive dairy and beef producers around the world. As a co-operative, Vikinggenetics is owned by 19,000 dairy and beef farmers in Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. The unique combination of breeding for health traits as well as production has led to a position as domestic market leader in the Nordic countries and strong player globally.
VikingGenetics´ passion is to help farmers achieve their business goals, farm sustainably, and enjoy life. The company employ 155 people.