Specially developed and extensively selected for key commercial traits
Why choose our tilapia genetics?
Benchmark Genetics is a world leader in breeding services and offers a wide range of products and services for the global aquaculture industry around the globe. By acquiring Spring Genetics’ genetic material, you get access to the experience, technology and knowledge accumulated by Benchmark Genetics worldwide.
Benchmark’s Spring Genetics has pioneered the use of the latest genomic tools for the selection of broodstock with improved resistance to Streptococcus iniae and S. agalactiae.
Implementing new technologies that enable more accurate selection, the Benchmark Genetics’ team of experts conducted genomic association studies on the molecular biology for both varieties of Streptococcus and implemented genetic marker-assisted selection methods that allow us to obtain individual and more accurate breeding values to help improve the performance of Spring Genetics tilapias.
Benchmark Genetics has an extensive international team of genetic and genomic selection experts with experience in high-level genetic programs, such as Atlantic salmon in Europe and the Americas. Our Tilapia breeding program focuses on the main traits of commercial importance, such as FCR, growth rate, and filet yield, as well as on traits for improved overall robustness and disease resistance.
Pioneering in disease tolerance selection, the Spring Genetics programme is one of the most modern in the world. With the use of the latest genetic and genomic tools, we help aquaculture producers increase the quality, yield, health, and welfare of their animals.
We work with the most rigorous biosecurity and health surveillance programmes in all our production units to offer our customers the best quality pathogen-free product.