$15,000 tertiary scholarship package on offer

Tertiary students interested in a career in the dairy sector could get a financial boost and unique experience in the animal breeding industry thanks to a scholarship programme offered by CRV Ambreed. The herd improvement company offers two scholarships each year; one to a Massey University undergraduate science student and... read more ›

Efficiency and survival traits key to once-a-day herds

category Genetics, Opinion
Once-a-day (OAD) dairy farming systems have been around for many years and have understandably increased in popularity in the last few years. The upshot of this has been an increase in demand for AB companies to undertake breeding programmes producing bulls with genetics tailored for OAD systems.  This is nothing... read more ›

Key piece of dairy history up for sale

category Business news
CRV Ambreed’s move to a new purpose built production, distribution and logistics centre marked an exciting new era for the company, and now the old 13.7 hectare bull farm is up for sale offering a key parcel of land for a new owner to realise a new opportunity with. Over... read more ›

Facial eczema tolerant genetics “essential tool for the dairy farming toolbox”

A well-known and respected dairy farmer, who was one of the first in New Zealand to introduce facial eczema tolerant genetics into his dairy herd, says they are an “essential tool for the dairy farming toolbox”. Managing director of Sisam and Sons Ltd in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, Richard... read more ›

Could global warming incite greater interest in tropical breeds?

category Genetics
New Zealand dairy farming is being confronted by climate change and CRV Ambreed is ready. The herd improvement company has recently widened the focus of its tropical dairy genetics scheme, which has sparked the interest of a handful of Northland-based farmers. Once only common in parts of Central America, South... read more ›