Since the advent of Artificial Insemination in dairy cattle, farmers and breeding companies alike have been dreaming of selecting the sex of the calves born. Every dairy farmer, wherever in the world, is looking to breed replacement heifers from the best animals. After extensive research and development, Cogent Breeding became the first breeding company in the world to offer sexed semen commercially and our sexed semen has now been used on farm since 1999.
14 years on, Cogent now offer the most robust and successful sexed product available on the market. Although the technology for sorting sperm has not changed, Cogent has been able to improve the product greatly from its original form with the implication of various new techniques including world leading quality controls, a world exclusive freezing technique and 14 years of on farm experience.
Cogent sexed semen is now the management tool all dairy farmers have been dreaming of, offering 90% female calves, and conception rates achievable on a par with conventional semen.
So why now is sexed semen more important than ever before?
The global demand for milk and other dairy products is growing daily. No longer is over supply forcing prices down, the opposite is now true with supply not being able to keep up with ever increasing demand.
Replacement heifer prices are at all time highs across the world, with farms expanding in an attempt to meet the global demand for milk.
The demand for beef from the dairy herd is high with buyers seeking top quality crossbred calves rather than Holstein bull calves.
Animal health & welfare rises as a priority at consumer, supermarket and government level, making easily calved heifers a priority.
Cogent sexed semen is the fastest and most effective solution to all these, a management tool for the progressive modern dairy farmer.
With 14 years of experience sexing semen, Cogent offers the most comprehensive list of bulls available sexed, combined with the most robust and reliable product, tried and tested around the world.