Long before VikingGenetics was founded by the cattle breeding cooperatives of Denmark, Sweden and Finland, there was a man who had already started a journey to improve farmers’ daily lives. Søren Borchersen, our Chief R&D Officer has true credentials to be an authority for Research and Development in the cattle breeding industry.
Research and Development have played a vital role at VikingGenetics since its foundation over 10 years ago. Many achievements in genetic selection for cattle breeding are possible thanks to a dedicated team that saw the importance of R&D.
Søren Borchersen’s passion for discovering ways to make dairy farming easier and more profitable started as a child. He grew up helping his parents at their dairy farm in a small town called Oens, in Jutland, Denmark.
“We had a small farm, and I caught the “cattle fever” as a small child. Today, I live at the same farm”, he says. His family are not farming but they are renting the fields to a dairy farmer, so he, his wife Anna and their three children can still enjoy the views populated by cows in the landscape.