April 2024 - Proof Update

As the picture starts to unfold around the world following this morning's genetic evaluations, here are some insights on Cogent's extensive genetic offering.

At Cogent, we pride ourselves on our commitment to advancing dairy genetics to empower our customers with the most innovative solutions for their breeding programmes. Today's genetic evaluations are a testament to the remarkable progress we have achieved, reaffirming our position as a global leader in the industry.

Our extensive genetic offering is a testament to our dedication to excellence. With a diverse portfolio of sires, including standouts like Genosource Captain and his influential sons, we provide our customers with access to top-tier genetics that drive profitability and productivity.

As we move forward, we remain dedicated in our mission to empower dairy farmers with the tools they need to thrive in an ever-evolving industry. With Cogent, our customers can trust that they're not just investing in genetics – they're investing in the future success of their operations.

Genosource Captain (pictured) continues to assert his dominance in the UK's dairy genetics landscape, not only among proven sires but also through his influential sons. With an impressive £PLI874, he stands head and shoulders above the bull in the second position by nearly £100 points, showcasing his exceptional genetic merit. This remarkable performance is further underscored by the success of his progeny, with his sons claiming half of the top 10 genomic bull positions at Cogent. Bulls such as Peace, Space, Dillon, Rocky, and Cruzer, along with others like Cartell, Security, and Captivate, solidify Cogent's presence in the top 25.

The April genetic summaries mark the UK's rolling base change, a significant event where AHDB incorporates younger animals between their first and third lactation to establish the base cow for the year. As a result, bulls are evaluated against progressively younger animals, making any positive change in their indexes a testament to their genetic excellence. Remarkably, only 32 bulls in the UK achieve this feat in the current proof, with 25 of them being Cogent bulls.

Notably, Cogent stands out by consistently creating positive traction, with an average corrected change in £PLI above 0. This indicates that we are not only maintaining but also improving the genetic merit of their sires over time and you can be confident that our long-term vision matches that of your own breeding programme.


Cogent's leading position in genetic advancement is further highlighted by its highest share of bulls in the top 50, as depicted above. This dominance ensures that customers are optimally positioned to benefit from genetic progress.

By offering bulls with superior genetics and a proven track record of success, we empower our customers to enhance the productivity and profitability of their dairy operations.

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