They’re here – Kiwi-bred polled bulls

In a New Zealand first, from next dairy season CRV Ambreed will offer genetics to farmers that will guarantee the birth of polled calves. This announcement follows the recent births of a trio of homozygous polled bulls as part of the company’s genetic development programme. The company’s milestone is the... read more ›

Farmers flock to facial eczema tolerant 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

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

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 ›