Oman son proves his worth

The first British-proven son of Oman from Cogent’s progeny testing scheme has proved to produce hard-working and easy to manage daughters in this week’s Holstein bull proofs.

Cogent Azure’s first performance figures confirm all anecdotal reports and praise from farmers participating in the Visions progeny testing scheme, says Andy Smith, Cogent’s progeny evaluator.

“His daughters have been described as a pleasure to work with, easy to get in calf and robust enough to get on with the job.

“They carry that bit of extra condition, have good chest width, good udders, excellent legs and feet and plenty of milk.”

Azure’s type profile reveals he is the sort of bull required for the modern dairy farm with no extremes in any area, excellent locomotion and a “no hole linear profile”, he says.

Like his sire he excels in health and fitness, most notabley through easy calving (dCE +3.1) and his daughters excellent fertility (+2.5).

“Cogent Azure also provides plenty of production, with 463kg milk, 12.4kg fat, 14.4kg protein and a PLI of £114.”