CRV AB Technician

AB technician clocks up half a million inseminations

category Our People
Artificial Breeding (AB) technician Dirk van den Ven estimates he has inseminated half a million cows in this 40-year career. The 60-year-old is originally from Holland, but has been living in New Zealand with his wife Mieke since 2012, based in Winton. Dirk has been named the 2019 CRV Ambreed... read more ›
CRV's Better Herd Podcast

Better Herd Podcast – Increasing Fertility in Dairy Cows

INCREASING FERTILITY IN DAIRY COWS BY DECREASING PREGNANCY LOSS University research has shown that the stronger the intensity of a cow’s estrous (heat), the better chance she has of holding her pregnancy. These findings could help New Zealand dairy farmers improve the fertility of their herd by having a heat... read more ›

Mother-daughter team work as AB Technicians for CRV

category Our People
AB Technicians Tash Meredith and her daughter Sophie are passionate about helping farmers breed healthy, happy cows. Tash started as an AB technician more than 14 years ago and has been with CRV Ambreed for the last seven. This season, she has enjoyed the company of her 20-year-old daughter Sophie... read more ›
Herd Testing CRV

Stress free herd testing for first time sharemilkers

category Farmer Stories
Golden Bay farmer Phil Smith has been dairy farming for 19 years and has always dreaded herd testing. “I would wake up in the morning and genuinely think about calling our provider to cancel it,” says Phil. That was until he switched to CRV Ambreed this season and discovered that... read more ›

Dutch farmers see jump in lifetime production records

category General
The average lifetime production realised by cows in The Netherlands has increased by almost 2500 kg of milk and 200 kg of fat and protein to 34,000 kg of milk. The lifetime production of Dutch dairy cows has never been so high as seen in the 2019-2020 financial year. This... read more ›