Acuity™ and Fast Genetics®, two swine genetics companies wholly owned by STgenetics®, are excited to officially announce their joint brand, AcuFast™.

Since the purchase of Acuity™ in February of 2022, the companies have worked diligently to fully understand how best to combine their teams, infrastructure, products, and resources. They have introduced a new structure that allows for a greater product offering, a superior technology platform, and a combined technical solutions team that will better enable AcuFast’s partners to succeed.

The name AcuFast™ represents what they will deliver to the industry; the name combines the words “accuracy” and “fast”, two key components of the genetic improvement equation. The name was also selected to encompass the legacy of both brands; “Acu” for Acuity™, meaning sharpness of thought, and “Fast” to pay homage to the 41-year-old business founded by Dr. Harold Fast.

The successful combining of these companies would not have been possible without the leadership of Dr. Gregg BeVier, Fast Genetics® previous CEO and current COO of STgenetics®. AcuFast™ is now led by Francisco Bobadilla, Executive Vice President & Head of AcuFast™ and Genetic Visions-ST™. The senior leadership remains the same—Shannon Meyers, Vice President of Operations and Customer Success and Dr. Clint Schwab, Vice President of Technology and Customer Success.

AcuFast™ is structured to transform the pork industry and enable its partners to succeed. “Through empowering people and integrating proprietary technology, we deliver realized value to pork producers and contribute to a thriving and sustainable future,” Bobadilla said. “AcuFast™ continues to work closely with its parent company, STgenetics®, combining its resources to offer an integrated and differentiated approach to customer success.“

STgenetics® entered the swine genetics business with the purchase of Fast Genetics® in 2015 from HyLife, a Canadian-based pork producer and processor. STgenetics® recently expanded its swine enterprise by purchasing Acuity™ in 2022 from the Maschhoffs, a large family-owned pork producer based in the US.