Improved animal evaluation enables better dairy breeding decisions

category Industry news
More accurate genetic evaluations, drawing on ten years of New Zealand and international research, will be available to dairy farmers from February. New Zealand Animal Evaluation Limited (NZAEL) Manager Dr Brian Wickham says dairy farmers are set to benefit from an enhanced genetic evaluations system that underpins the national breeding... read more ›

DNA birth tagging and testing provides certainty for Southland farmers

category Genetics, Services
DNA birth tagging and testing all their replacement heifers is providing David and Joanna Diprose with certainty of parentage even when they’re not hands-on farm. David and Joanna own a 305-hectare 800 cow farm in Ermedale and a 79-hectare 250 cow operation in Wyndham. One property is run by... read more ›

The passing of a great dairy man

category Business news
It is with great sadness that we share that we have lost a wonderful Ambreed man. Butch Coombe has passed away, after a short battle with illness. Butch has been part of the Ambreed, now CRV, family for over 25 years, and was well known and respected in the greater... read more ›

CRV urges farmers to be proactive about managing facial eczema

As mating season draws to a close and the hot, humid weather sets in, CRV Ambreed is urging dairy farmers to be proactive about managing facial eczema (FE). The call comes following an investment by The Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) Sustainable Farming Fund to support the Facial Eczema Action... read more ›

West Coast AB Technician goes the extra mile

category AB Technicians
West Coast AB (Artificial Breeding) Technician Kelley Molloy has been going the extra mile for local dairy farmers, keeping their mating season on track as they battle challenging weather conditions. The weather disaster in the South Westland region has come at a particularly difficult time for local dairy farmers,... read more ›