Welcome To Scawfell Genetics!

Welcome to Scawfell Genetics. Recently partnered with a number of the most prestigious breeders in the UK to to expand the business and promote the UK cattle genetics industry, whilst providing breeders with a complete solution for cattle genetics.

We are one of only 2 fully licensed independent Bull studs with a Semen Store and newly opened semen processing lab, in the UK. Our aim is simple, to provide the best advice, service and facilities to the industry to allow our breeders and farmers to maximise the benefits to their businesses.

We have invested in state of the art automated equipment across the business to allow us to keep our prices low whilst providing complete real time visibility to our customers every step of the way.


Our Bull Stud

Scawfell Genetics is the proud owner of an EU licenced bull stud & semen collection facility in Cumbria.

Bull Stud

On-farm Collection

On-farm semen collection is a cost-effective solution for farmers to insure their bulls genetics or to sell semen in UK mainland.

On-farm Collection

AI Consumables

Scawfell Genetics supplies AI Products to ensure your breeding programme has the highest chance of success.

AI Consumables

Semen Processing

Technologically Advanced

Bovine Genetics Processing Lab

On-Farm Collections, Semen Processing, Semen Store and Distribution Now Available!

Our Sires

AI Consumables


Pete Sherwen

Pete Sherwen

Pete Sherwen set up Scawfell Genetics in 2012, one of only two independently owned bull studs in the UK. Scawfell Genetics achieved EU Licensed status allowing collection, storage, and processing of cattle genetics to be sold worldwide.

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John Black

John Black

John is an agricultural management consultant and founder of Agrismart Ltd. John also manages the National Livestock Database project aimed at eradication of livestock thefts & movement records.

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James Hazard

James Hazard

James has always had an interest in all technical aspects of livestock breeding and genetics. After gaining a distinction for National Diploma in Agriculture, he worked in France gaining numerous industry contacts.

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Duncan Hazard - Export Sales

Duncan Hazard

Duncan is a partner in a mixed farming enterprise breeding pedigree Limousin beef cattle for over 30 years. Duncan has been the business’s main AI technical expert.

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Scawfell Genetics Bull Stud

AI Services



At Scawfell Genetics we keep to extremely strict Bio- Security rules ensuring that there is no chance of cross contamination. We follow all the required regulations and take further precautions to make our facility as secure as possible.



Quarantine - Isolation

Bulls arriving on our bull stud go into an isolation pen while they have all their tests, usually for around a month, however, it can take longer occasionally. If they pass the tests they can be moved into the main bull stud.



Semen Collection

Once on the main bull stud semen collection can begin. Semen is collected using natural collection with a teaser as it offers a higher quality sample with a higher fertility rate than electro ejaculation.

Semen Collection


Semen Store - semen storage

Scawfell Genetics is proud to announce the opening of it’s new semen store facility on our bull stud in Cumbria. This is a huge opportunity in the development of the scope of our capabilities within the genetics industry.

Semen Store

Water Management

Scawfell Genetics partner Agrismart provides agricultural water management offering an alternative to mains water. Our aim is to support farmers achieve self sufficiency, cut their water bill by at least 75% with an ROI of under 3 years!

Our water management solution incorporates low energy pumps, off grid pumps, rain water harvesting, water storage, water tanks and water treatment.

Low energy pumps
Rainwater Harvesting
Water Treatment
If you want to analyse if there’s a cheaper solution for you with a decent ROI take our 

Farm & Equestrian Water Use Survey

Use the form below to contact Agrismart for a no obligation site survey or to express an interest in the National Livestock Database!

Contact Agrismart!


National Livestock Database

Agrismart and Scawfell Genetics has also partnered in the National Livestock Database project aimed at developing technology leading to the eradication of livestock thefts, need for movement records and DNA profiling of all cattle.

If you would like to sign up for further information use the form to the left and mention the National Livestock Database in the message.


Scawfell Genetics provides extensive information on cattle breeding including genetics, herd health, genomics, dairy herd and beef herd.

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Scawfell Genetics are happy to help you make the right choice for your needs
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