6 September 2002

Cogent sire gives far better udders

A HIGH type sire which consistently improves udders in his daughters, with an udder score of 2.5, has been added to the Cogent stud.

Aquila Patron Lucente is only UK-proven sire to combine an udder score of more than 2.5 with a PLI in excess of £60, says Cogent.

Sired by Patron and with a dam from one of Italys outstanding cow families, Aquila Vanessa EX90, the bull is a strong all-round production and type improver, boasting a £63 PLI and type merit of 2.4, it adds.

"Lucente breeds daughters with incredible udders," says Cogent sire analyst Chris Shepherd. "They are high and wide at the rear with strong central ligaments, enabling them to carry large volumes of milk with ease. His daughters have wonderful locomotion and are easy to manage, quick to milk and extremely quiet."

Lucente semen costs £18/straw (0800-7837258; fax 01244-620373).