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A new catalogue showcasing a range of bulls specifically designed for grazing-based systems has been launched by the UK's largest stud, Cogent Breeding Ltd.


The 'Grazing Specialists' bull selection prioritises important characteristics such as daughter fertility, locomotion, body capacity and shorter gestation lengths as well as providing bulls that are strong on constituents to improve milk composition.


The bulls that were selected for the range excel on the new £SCI (Spring Calving Index), perform well on the PLI and have proven to be efficient grazers. The catalogue, which offers a wider selection than any other UK AI stud, promotes twelve of the top fifty bulls available on SCI including Jersey, Brown Swiss and Holstein.


Swedish and Norwegian Reds, British Friesians and a Holstein Jersey cross are also featured.


Stars of the line-up include Coolmohan Flynn (the number four bull available on EBI at €294), Q Zik (the number three bull for reducing maintenance cost at 68) and DJ Lix (a bull with UK milking daughters who is in the top five for fat and protein percent on SCI).


Mike Phillips, Cogent's UK Sales Manager, said: "Our aim at Cogent is to provide the very best genetics to meet the specific needs of UK dairy farmers, including those who are committed to grazing-based systems.

"Grazing Specialists combines proven and genomically tested bulls, bringing together the best from Cogent's own Visions programme and specially selected bulls to make sure farmers have the best available product for the purpose."

To order a copy of Grazing Specialists call 0800 783 7258 or speak to a Cogent breeding advisor.