On farm services throughout Northern Ireland have been given a double boost this week as Cogent steps up efforts to improve efficiency across its regional team.
As Breeding Advisor for Counties Antrim and Down, Angus Mawhinney will work alongside producers throughout the area to enhance Cogent’s portfolio and provide a first class service on farm. He joins Cogent with a wealth of experience in dairy herd management both for his own Holstein herd on the home farm just outside Ballyclare and throughout his career in the pedigree sales sector.
Former Field Sales Advisor, Jamie Sproule has also taken the next step within Cogent to become a fully-trained Evaluator for the company’s new mating programme. In his newly defined role, Jamie will be responsible for targeting inbreeding and driving improvement within his customers herds. Jamie will also be covering sales in the Northwest and Cookstown areas.
Welcoming Angus to the Cogent NI team, Ashley Fleming, Northern Ireland Regional Sales Manager said: The appointment of Angus is yet another significant milestone in Cogent’s strategic development. Angus is a real asset to the team here in Northern Ireland and will enhance our ability to add real value on farm. Cogent’s ultimate goal is to deliver the excellent value and service that our customers rightly expect and we need the best people to do that.”
Congratulating Jamie on his new role, Ashley said: “I am delighted to bring Jamie into our team of Evaluators. As a business Cogent’s look, feel and mission is changing very rapidly. Our vision is to be the world leader in the improvement of beef and dairy genetics and we are determined to ensure that farmers have animals that are productive, efficient and profitable. Jamie will be instrumental in the development of this and, with his passion and experience, I know he will provide excellent advice and a fantastic service to our customers.”