Farmers flock to facial eczema tolerant genetics

category Genetics
Using CRV Ambreed’s facial eczema tolerant bulls is just one of the things Whakatane farmer Richard Sisam is doing to help combat the disease on his farm. “It’s one tool in the toolbox,” Mr Sisam said. “We’ve been using semen from facial eczema tolerant bulls for six years. We know... read more ›

How do we select a top sire?

category Genetics
Ever wondered how CRV Ambreed selects a top sire? Here’s a quick snapshot of how it works: CRV Ambreed’s sire analysts travel around the country to find the very best cows that will produce the next ‘super bull’ About 1,500 bull calves are nominated each year for consideration into CRV... read more ›

Sheep farmers show the lead to dairy farmers on a genetic solution to FE

category Genetics
The facial eczema (FE) outbreak this season is a wake-up call. Many farming in ‘safe’ areas have had a rude shock; even if they did implement prevention systems after FE became evident, they will have been too late as these systems must be in place before a facial eczema challenge.... read more ›

New five star production and logistics centre fully operational

category General
CRV Ambreed’s move to a new state of the art, purpose-built production, distribution and logistics centre has marked an exciting new era for the company. CRV Ambreed’s entire operation is now located at the CRV Bellevue Production and Logistics Centre, located on the outskirts of Cambridge. The CRV Bellevue Production... read more ›

CRV Ambreed offers genetic solution to increase FE tolerance in dairy cattle

category Genetics
New Zealand dairy farmers must act now and use the right targeted genetics to breed cattle that are more resilient to facial eczema. That’s the message from CRV Ambreed’s research and development manager Phil Beatson who believes the dairy industry could learn a great deal from the sheep industry to... read more ›