Farmer calls on others to do progeny testing to boost national herd

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Dairy farmer Mike Tillemans is calling on others to get involved in progeny testing, not only to benefit their own farm business, but to benefit the national herd. Tillemans is a farm owner from Atiamuri, between Taupo and Tokoroa. He milks 450 cows at the peak of the season,... read more ›

Research delivers promising result around partitioning of dietary nitrogen

category Genetics, Low N Sires
CRV Ambreed’s genetic research into reducing nitrogen leaching on New Zealand dairy farms has identified that when cows are bred for low milk urea concentration, a proportion of the nitrogen diverted away from the cow’s urea goes into milk protein. This finding gives CRV Ambreed further confidence that breeding cows... read more ›

Farmers able to access Milk Urea Nitrogen breeding values through CRV Ambreed

category Low N Sires
Dairy farmers herd testing and herd recording with CRV Ambreed will soon receive their Milk Urea Nitrogen (MUN) breeding values. CRV Ambreed Managing Director Angus Haslett says the additional information will be welcomed by farmers wanting to use LowN Sires™, CRV’s low-MUN bulls. The dairy herd improvement company made a... read more ›

CRV Ambreed announces a new collaboration for BVD and Johne’s Disease

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CRV Ambreed has appointed a new laboratory to enable New Zealand dairy farmers to gain access to further information about BVD and Johne’s Disease from their herd testing.   The herd improvement company has announced an exclusive arrangement with Disease Research Ltd, part of the University of Otago. From June... read more ›

Dairy scholars jet off to Holland

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CRV Ambreed scholarship recipients Georgina Lindsay and Rachel Gardner take the trip of a lifetime to Holland this week to learn more about dairy systems on the other side of the world. The experience is part of CRV Ambreed’s $15,000 scholarship package for high achieving Massey and Lincoln University students... read more ›