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Cogent Breeding adds colour to dairy herds


Milk Producers using dairy breeds other than Holstein can now take advantage of a strong line-up of breed-leading alternatives from Cogent Breeding.

No.1 Shorthorn bull, Drisgol Watzon covers all areas dominating the rankings for PLI (203), type (+2.3), mammary (+1.8), lifespan (+0.7), legs (+1.7) and fat (+26.8kgs). With -17 SCC, +205kgs milk and phenomenal udders offering extremely strong central ligaments (+3.7), very high rear udders (+1.7) and snugly attached fore udders (+2.1).

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Ardmore Crown Napier is the No.1 Ayrshire udder bull. Napier offers excellent management traits and functional type with outstanding mammary systems. As a cell count improver (-17) transmitting +253kgs milk, +0.2 lifespan, 0.03% fat with extremely tight central ligaments (+2.7); Napier is a bull to suit all.

British Friesian, Bradash Tournament, is the No.2 in the breed for PLI with a massive 172. The Blackisle Glen Albyn son produces robust, profitable animals and offers +658kgs milk, 0.03% fat, -9 SCC, +0.2 lifespan and +1.5 calving ease.

For farmers looking for more robust animals, Bosnes is a high production Norwegian Red with excellent fertility, cell count (-6 SCC), PLI (150), milk (+628kgs) and protein (0.04%). Scandinavian Red, Skyhigh Hartland is another bull to give hybrid vigour offering production, conformation, high fertility and calving ease.

Hugh Pocock, Cogent UK sales and genetics manager says: With a greater interest in non Holstein breeds than ever before, Cogent is committed to listening to our customers and providing breed-leading, reliable sires that can unlock bottom line benefits.

For more information contact your local Cogent Breeding Advisor, or call FREEPHONE 0800 783 7258.

Cogent Breeding Limited is the pioneering business behind sexed semen technology and supply and is the UK market leader.  It is wholly owned by the Grosvenor Estate.  From its headquarters on the Grosvenor Estate in Cheshire, it has already established a market-leading reputation for its world-class UK breeding programme.  Cogent’s distinguished selection of high reliability UK proven bulls offers dairy and beef breeders an unprecedented combination of production, type and value.

In 2011, Cogent acquired the business and marketing rights of World Wide Sires UK, the highly-regarded cattle-breeding business, and Dairy Daughters, the UKs first direct supplier of Holstein semen.  Both these businesses are currently exclusive suppliers of WWS US products in the UK.

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