Herd Testing CRV

Stress free herd testing for first time sharemilkers

category Farmer Stories
Golden Bay farmer Phil Smith has been dairy farming for 19 years and has always dreaded herd testing. “I would wake up in the morning and genuinely think about calling our provider to cancel it,” says Phil. That was until he switched to CRV Ambreed this season and discovered that... read more ›

Dutch farmers see jump in lifetime production records

category General
The average lifetime production realised by cows in The Netherlands has increased by almost 2500 kg of milk and 200 kg of fat and protein to 34,000 kg of milk. The lifetime production of Dutch dairy cows has never been so high as seen in the 2019-2020 financial year. This... read more ›
Signs dairy cows are on heat

Heat Detection Strategy

category General
Sourced from DairyNZ. InCalf research shows it is likely that heat detection errors are limiting reproductive performance in around one-quarter of seasonal calving herds. Two mistakes that are commonly made by many farmers when detecting heat are missing heats and inventing heats. It sounds unusual to invent heats, but it’s... read more ›

Farmers driving genetic gains using sexed semen

category Genetics, Innovation
Orders for frozen sexed semen at CRV Ambreed have more than doubled over the last two years as dairy farmers look to get more from their top cows through genetic gain. CRV product development manager Peter van Elzakker says an increasing number of farmers are considering sexed semen as a... read more ›
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 ›