myHERD launch gives dairy farmers choice of herd recording providers

category General
For the first time, dairy farmers have a choice of herd recording providers as CRV officially launches myHERD at Fieldays®. Today marks 12 months since myHERD went live, but to date has only been available to CRV farmer customers. It is now available to all dairy farmers. CRV Information &... read more ›

Genetics will help meet climate change targets without sacrificing milk production

category Environment
CRV managing director James Smallwood says genetics will play a key role in helping dairy farmers meet climate change targets at a herd level, while maintaining the highest quality milk production. His comments come following the release of the Climate Change Commission’s final report this week, which sets out a... read more ›

Bull burps could hold answer to breed climate friendly cows

category Environment
The opportunity to breed more climate friendly cows is one step closer for New Zealand dairy farmers after a Waikato trial finds a possible link between a bulls’ genetics and the amount of methane they produce. The pilot trial, by artificial breeding companies LIC and CRV with funding from the... read more ›

CRV increases polled (PP) sire offering in response to farmer demand

category Genetics
In response to growing demand from dairy farmers, CRV has this year increased its offering of polled sires from 11 to 15. Farmers using genetics to breed hornless animals is a growing trend. Polled genetics save time and the expense of disbudding calves. And with less stress on the animals,... read more ›

Latest bull team offers more than just high index

category Other
CRV New Zealand’s latest bull team offers more than just high index, responding to farmer demand for genetic solutions to tackle challenges around the environment, herd efficiency and animal welfare. CRV has introduced a wide range of new sires to its portfolio for 2021, with 22 newly graduated sires and... read more ›