3 April 1998

Farms join Cogent

PROMISES of low cost, young bull semen and discounts on proven bull semen have boosted membership of the Cogent breeding programme to over 2000 farms with a total of 290,000 cows.

The companys Wes Bluhm says that 400 milk producer equivalents, based on each having 100 cows, have joined the organisation since December. Cows milked by members now total nearly 15% of the national Holstein herd.

"Many farmers are turning to Cogent because of the financial benefits," claims Mr Bluhm.