Cogent Breeding, a leading breeding technology and cattle genetics company in the UK, and Nedap, a global leader in dairy herd management technology, have started a new partnership and are launching PrecisionCOW.

PrecisionCOW is the latest addition to the Cogent Precision product portfolio. It helps dairy farmers run a more productive and profitable business and gain peace of mind. This state-of-the-art technology, developed and powered by Nedap, accurately monitors the fertility, health and location of each cow 24 hours a day. It provides the insights needed to make informed decisions. The market-leading solution has proven itself worldwide and is known for its reliability and innovation.

High quality and innovative solution to help drive genetic gain and profits on farm

Ben Hogg, National Business Development Manager for Cogent, says “Cogent are continuing to drive new product developments and improvements to our processes and one of the ways we are doing this within our Precision service in the UK is by supplying a high-quality herd heat and health detection service through PrecisionCOW. Supplying the best products to our customers further illustrates our commitment to driving genetic gain and therefore profits on farm. We are pleased to work with Nedap to their track record for quality health and management systems for farmers.”

“Advanced herd monitoring and management technology has become a vital element for successful dairy farms across the UK and the entire globe,” says Bas Driessen, Business Development Manager for Nedap Livestock Management.

“Our reliable, innovative and integrated monitoring system leads the way in helping dairy farmers become more profitable and successful. It is easily harnessed to provide essential heat, health, nutrition and location insights to control each cow and the entire herd. Nedap is proud to add Cogent Breeding to its valued distributor network of leading UK and international dairy industry companies, including genetics and milking equipment suppliers,” says Driessen. “Both Cogent and Nedap are committed to empowering the dairy industry and providing farmers a profitable, sustainable and enjoyable future, making this partnership an excellent fit.”

Cogent offers the strongest, most diversified portfolio of bovine genetics available on the UK’s genetics market today. Cogent combines the best of British genetics developed through its own pioneering UK breeding and testing programme with the very best internationally sourced bulls. Cogent operates the UK’s largest bull stud. Based on the commercial requirements of today’s dairy farmer, the company has successfully developed a breeding programme founded on production, type, and reliability. Cogent was the pioneer of sexed semen technology and continues its work today to improve the process, research and development of new technologies, which will aid the modern farming business.

Nedap develops Technology for life. Technology that helps people be more successful and happier in their professional lives. For Nedap Livestock Management this means helping professional dairy and pig producers run a profitable, sustainable and enjoyable business. The solutions Nedap creates enable them to automate everyday tasks and make informed decisions based on individual animal identification and data. This way Nedap empowers livestock producers to respond to the growing global demand for animal protein in a way that is both profitable and aligned with rising standards for animal welfare, sustainability, transparency and the safety and quality of food.
A publicly listed company, Nedap employs more than 750 people globally, across 10 locations and seven business units.