Better Herd Podcast – Reducing our carbon footprint

DairyNZ and AgResearch have jointly released findings from a study that shows New Zealand dairy farmers have the world’s lowest on-farm carbon footprint. In fact, their emissions are half of other international milk producers. Commissioned by DairyNZ, the study was independently produced by AgResearch and peer-reviewed by an international specialist... read more ›

CRV remains connected to Kiwi farmers

category General
CRV Ambreed will become CRV as the company brings together all its global business units under one brand name. Ambreed was sold to Dutch global artificial insemination leader CRV Delta in 2003 and became CRV Ambreed. This has given New Zealand farmers access to a herd improvement company with a... read more ›

Better Herd Podcast – Pregnancy Test options

Getting cows in calf is a critical part of dairy farming. This Better Herd Podcast talks about how pregnancy testing can provide you with valuable information to help you make good management decisions. How much time do you need to allow for your dry period? How long do you need to... read more ›

Better Herd Podcast – Polled Genetics

Polled Dairy Sires are becoming popular with forward thinking dairy farmers to breeding hornless animals and future proof their business. This Better Herd podcast discusses how breeding hornless calves saves farmers time, money and improves animal welfare. Okoroire farmer Floyd Smit joins CRV’s Jenna O’Sullivan and Rosanna Dickson to talk... read more ›
CRV AB Technician

AB technician clocks up half a million inseminations

category Our People
Artificial Breeding (AB) technician Dirk van den Ven estimates he has inseminated half a million cows in this 40-year career. The 60-year-old is originally from Holland, but has been living in New Zealand with his wife Mieke since 2012, based in Winton. Dirk has been named the 2019 CRV Ambreed... read more ›