Patient converters set for low N future

The Jarmans have been adaptable farmers for more than 150 years – and they’re still innovating. Paul and Ann Jarman run Essendon, a 400ha dairy farm at Greendale, central Canterbury. Supplying Westland Milk Products, Essendon is milking 860 cross-bred cows and includes a fully self-contained block for wintering and growing... read more ›

Dairy farmers strike gold across the country

Five lucky farmers have struck gold this mating season, each winning $2000 after finding a special straw in their artificial insemination (AI) bank. CRV Ambreed inserted five golden straws into five AI banks – three in the North Island and two in the South Island – as distribution of... read more ›

From hairdressing to cow insemination – Dunedin man hangs up his scissors for semen straws

category AB Technicians
Robert Dahm was a hairdresser for 35 years and had never set foot in a cow shed. Now, Dunedin resident Robert is an Artificial Breeding (AB) technician for CRV Ambreed and has spent the last 10 years servicing dairy farms from Clydevale to Oamaru. Turns out Robert has quite a... read more ›

New dehorning rules put animal welfare and human safety first

category Genetics, Other
CRV Ambreed says the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) new rules for cattle dehorning recognise the importance of putting animal welfare and human safety first. The new rules announced this week, are effective from 1 October 2019 and require people working with cattle to use local anaesthetic when dehorning and... read more ›

CRV Ambreed turns 50

Celebrations have been underway this week at CRV Ambreed to mark its 50th anniversary. A special gala dinner tonight at The Atrium at Wintec in Hamilton caps off the celebrations Earlier this week, more than 50 business and industry leaders joined the CRV senior management team and their Netherlands-based executives... read more ›