Cogent offers the strongest, most diversified portfolio of bovine genetics available on the UK's genetics market today.
We combine the best of British genetics developed through our own pioneering UK breeding and testing programme with the very best of US and Italian bulls from the market-leading World Wide Sires in the US.
Add to that, the expertise of our experienced breeding advisers, our expanding range of customer-focused services including the world's most successful breeding programme - the World Wide Mating Service - and our expanding e-commerce offer and it is easy to see why more and more farmers around the world are working with us.
The UK's foremost stud
Cogent operates the UK's largest bull stud. Based on the commercial requirements of today's dairy farmer, we have successfully developed a breeding programme founded on production, type, and reliability.
Cogent was the pioneer of sexed semen technology and continues its work today to improve the process and research and develop new technologies, which will aid the modern farming business.
Proud of our history
Cogent was founded in 1995. Its origins come from the working farms of His Grace the Duke of Westminster's Eaton Estate in Cheshire. It had become clear that increasing putting more and more animals on a limited amount of agricultural land was no longer sustainable and that UK farming needed a new way to improve productivity and the quality of the national herd.
Today the business has come a long way since its farm beginnings and is now one of the UK's leading suppliers of bovine genetics with a growing global reach- currently providing high-quality British product to some 40 countries worldwide.
However, despite its ongoing success and international reputation for technological innovation, it remains committed to farmers and works closely in partnership with them to ensure that its high-quality products make an effective contribution to a farm's productivity and profitability regardless of its size or location.
The results of Cogent's ground-breaking technology allow you to target your breeding programme more effectively and more economically.
Cogent offers an extensive range of high-quality beef bulls that are selected with the dairy farmer in mind. These bulls offer the benefits of easy-calving with quality calves, that are ideal for selling or rearing.
The pioneering young sire progeny testing programme from Cogent.