URUS GLOBAL
DEVELOPMENT

AS A FAMILY OF BUSINESSES AT THE HEART OF THE GLOBAL DAIRY AND BEEF INDUSTRIES, URUS IS DEDICATED TO CREATING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR OUR FARMERS, AND FOR OUR CHILDREN.

Since the 1990s, URUS and it’s predecessor companies have applied cooperative development know-how, expertise, and technology to addressing livestock development challenges in emerging economies around the world. 

Nearly 95% of the farms across the world are small family operations with fewer than 30 cows. Our ambition is to be their partner as they grow to reach their production goals and provide access to modern farm inputs and technology.  We work through our subsidiary organizations – GENEX, Alta, SCCL, and VAS – to provide expertise and develop the next generation of sustainable farmers, customers, and members.  

Hundreds of millions of livelihoods in the world are dependent on cattle farming it is our goal to support them all from emerging farmers to commercial producers.

AFRICA FOCUS

With the creation of URUS, the Global Development department has created a strategy for increasing its activities in Africa to support emerging farmers.

Around 20% of all the cattle in the world are in Africa, yet there is limited commercial business generated there. There are many challenges facing cattle production in Africa, however, URUS is dedicated to advancing the dairy and beef industries, increasing cow productivity, improving livelihoods, and reducing environmental pressure. 

URUS takes a holistic development approach- combining agricultural training, organizational capacity building, linkages to markets and financing, and access to the right services and inputs- to create sustainable value chains that long-term will not rely on supplemental funding.  

Our long-term purpose for the development of African farmers is that they progress to the point where they will become customers of our services and products. URUS is investing its own resources and seeking partners to develop African farmers and their organizations into profitable and sustainable businesses.

PROJECTS

URUS Global Development and our sister companies work with industry partners, donors and NGOs to implement projects across the globe.  URUS Global Development works with emerging farmers across the world to enhance their management practices and make them sustainable and profitable.  

Find out more about our projects and how we can be a partner. 

USAID COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

GENEX is an implementing partner in the Cooperative Development Program (CDP) focused on developing farmer cooperatives in South Africa and Peru.

READ MORE

USAID COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

GENEX is an implementing partner in the Cooperative Development Program (CDP) focused on developing farmer cooperatives in South Africa and Peru.

READ MORE

USDA EMERGING MARKETS PROGRAM

GENEX works as a partner with the USDA to identify and address trade barriers in the bovine genetics market.

READ MORE

USDA EMERGING MARKETS PROGRAM

GENEX works as a partner with the USDA to identify and address trade barriers in the bovine genetics market.

READ MORE

CONTRACTED DEVELOPMENT

URUS has a dedicated team that provides training to emerging farmers and consultants on how best to implement basic technology on farms.

READ MORE

CONTRACTED DEVELOPMENT

URUS has a dedicated team that provides training to emerging farmers and consultants on how best to implement basic technology on farms.

READ MORE

URUS Global Development Education Page serves as the platform to provide farmers with that knowledge and showcase the work within projects and contacted development.

WORK WITH URUS

We provide technical expertise on agricultural development projects specifically in the areas of livestock genetics and reproduction and farm management practices.  

Contact us to see how we can work with you.