We offer the strongest, most diverse 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 internationally sourced bulls.
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 we continue our work today to improve the process, research and development of new technologies, which will aid the modern farming business.
PROUD OF OUR HISTORY
Cogent was founded in the mid-1990s and our origins come from the working farms of His Grace the Duke of Westminster's Eaton Estate in Cheshire. It had become clear that putting more and more animals on a limited amount of agricultural land was no longer sustainable and UK farming needed a new way to improve productivity and the quality of the national herd.
Today the business has come a long way from 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 products to some 40 countries worldwide.
Since the acquisition of Cogent by ST Genetics in October 2017, we have not only increased our global network of bulls by acquiring a new line-up, but also gained skills, expertise and technology, expanding the sorting laboratory in Cheshire to become the largest in Europe. Alongside our world-class offering of products, we also specialise in delivering an excellent service to each and every customer to suit their individual needs.
However, despite our ongoing success and international reputation for technological innovation, Cogent remains committed to farmers and works closely in partnership with them to ensure our high-quality products make an effective contribution to a farm's productivity and profitability regardless of its size or location.
Cogent became the exclusive distributor for LIC genetics in Great Britain in November 2022.
The world-renowned strength of Cogent’s Ultraplus sexed product and existing genetics offering, combined with LIC’s industry-leading grazing portfolio means Cogent is truly able to offer a bespoke genetics solutions to every farmer regardless of farm system, milk contract or service requirements.
LIC has supplied pasture-based genetics to farmers throughout Great Britain for decades and its collaboration with Cogent will allow for these genetics to be distributed further and increase the availability of its sexed offering.
The partnership Cogent has made with LIC is another step it has taken showing its commitment to delivering further value and profit-led genetics and services to an ever-growing customer base.
ULTRAPLUS Sexed Semen
Cogent is the leading exponent of sexed semen technology, exporting products to more than 40 countries around the world. Our breeding programmes, the application of pioneering sexed semen technology and a complete fertility management service, gives us the tools to improve the efficiency of dairy and beef production systems.
We are pleased to offer a selection of world-class sires to suit all requirements, genomic testing, mating programmes and the leading sexed semen product on the market, Ultraplus.
Our business offers the complete range of solutions to deliver improvement on farm. We strive to bring innovation to breeding.
Why use Ultraplus?
- Conception rates approaching those achieved using conventional semen
- Gender accuracy consistently above 90%
- Easier calvings and reduced cow stress
- Accelerated genetic improvement
- Drives the production of replacement heifers