Signs dairy cows are on heat

Understanding the importance of Heat Detection

category General
Understanding the importance of Heat Detection Pregnancy drives economics for dairy farmers, so having a heat detection plan is critical. As a specialist in reproductive efficiency, Dr Ky Pohler, Assistant Professor Texas A&M University is interested in helping farmers increase fertility by decreasing pregnancy loss. The research has shown... read more ›

Speckle Park cattle offer more than just paddock cuteness

category Genetics
Speckle Park is a fast-growing breed that is helping dairy farmers meet demand for a high-quality dairy beef cross product. One of the key attractions of the breed for dairy farmers is the suitability of Speckle Park for use across all breeds, with the colour mark holding well with Friesian,... read more ›

COVID-19 response as at August 2020

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CRV assures customers that we continue to have essential service status and remain in a strong position to keep our staff and farmers safe, whilst continuing to provide a high level of service. With the Government’s announcement that the Auckland region will remain at a Level 3 lockdown, and the... read more ›

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 ›