Dairy farmers can create real value from dairy beef cross progeny and in turn pass that value on down the supply chain

category Genetics
Focus Genetics is an important partner for CRV’s dairy beef sire offering.  Established in 2012, Focus Genetics is NZ’s largest independent red meat genetics company. It has NZ’s largest DNA recorded gene pool with over 700k DNA-recorded animals including sheep, cattle and deer. Focus Genetics focusses on breeding sustainable cattle... read more ›

The four main traits Bluestone focuses on for a balanced Hereford bull

category Genetics
CRV partners with Bluestone Herefords in South Canterbury, which has been supplying Hereford genetics to CRV since 2014. Stud owner Yvonne Lee says Bluestone focuses on producing a balanced Hereford bull with four main traits; low birth weight, short gestation, ease of calving and homozygous polled (hornless). “Lower birth weight... read more ›

Belgian Blue is increasing in popularity in New Zealand as a dairy beef sire.

category Genetics
CRV offers sires from the Belgian Blue Group (BBG). BBG is the world leader in Belgian Blue semen. CRV has selected a sire called ‘Elk 41’ from the BBG specifically for his short gestation length and calving ease qualities. This Belgian Blue also provides easily identifiable colour markings, together with... read more ›

Breeding cows with reduced environment impact

category Low N Sires
Widespread use of genetics for low-N dairy cows could result in reduction of Nitrogen leaching of 20% in 20 years. CRV Ambreed head geneticist, Phil Beatson, explains what breeding for low milk urea nitrogen and low-N output means for the dairy industry. It’s a strategy that could change your dairy... read more ›

Better Herd Podcast: Choosing the right dairy beef genetics

Farmers have a range of beef breeds to consider when it comes to selecting the right genetics for their breeding programme. Dairy Beef semen is ideal to use across the tail-end of your mating season, or if you want to on-sell calves to the beef industry. CRV has seen real growth... read more ›