ST aquires stake in Cogent

Sexing Technologies® aquires majority stake in Cogent  

NAVASOTA, Texas — Sexing Technologies®, the worldwide leader in sexed semen and embryo production, has acquired a majority stake in Cogent, operator of the United Kingdom’s largest bull stud.   

This transformational partnership will provide Cogent with SexedULTRA™ semen sorting technology and increased bull power, available in revolutionary SexedULTRA 4M™ sexed semen, which the company needs to become a global leader in bovine genetics and reproductive technologies.  

“We believe that the integration of Cogent’s people, strong brand, expertise and customer base in combination with our bull power, genomics and reproductive technologies will deliver a truly enhanced offering for customers of both companies”, said Juan Moreno, CEO of Sexing Technologies.  

The SexedULTRA™ semen sorting process combines advanced biochemistry with cutting edge flow cytometers and proprietary software to create high fertility SexedULTRA 4M™ sex sorted semen. SexedULTRA 4M™ semen products pack 4 million gender specific sperm cells per straw, which are twice as many cells as in previous sexed semen products. This revolutionary change has enabled SexedULTRA 4M™ to achieve conception rates that are very close to those of conventional semen.  

Cogent will retain its name and continue daily operations with no change to its original mission — to provide U.K. dairy farmers with world-class genetics at affordable prices.