50 Years of Proven Performance

CRV announces its best bull team yet

Over the past five decades CRV Ambreed has worked with thousands of farmers to breed the type of cow they are proud to have in their herd, and that suit New Zealand’s unique farming systems.

CRV’s breeding programme manager, Aaron Parker, has been with the company for more than 20 years and says this year’s graduates and the 2019 bull team overall have surpassed the CRV’s expectations.

“Our selection process is extremely rigorous.  Each year we usually choose the best 10 to 12 bulls from a pool of about 120 bulls that have come to the end of the four-year breedin…

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Dairy farming in New Zealand continues to have family at its heart

Over the past 50 years CRV Ambreed staff have had the pleasure of seeing generation after generation take over the family business and continue breeding the best cows for the livelihood of their families.  We interviewed Don Shaw, third generation farm owner and former staff member of CRV Ambreed, who now shares his passion and knowledge of breeding the ‘CRV Ambreed’ way with his granddaughter.

Don Shaw has milked a few Jerseys in his lifetime.  He’s brought a few cows into the world too.

Raised on the Anchor Jerseys stud in Ohaupo, Don (80) is a third generatio…

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For us, having the ‘best’ once-a-day cows has certainly meant we have enjoyed having a ‘better life

Russell and Charlotte Heald appreciate the support they receive from CRV, and CRV appreciates the relationship with them too.  It’s relationships like this that have kept CRV Ambreed in business for 50 years.

After 10 years’ working with CRV Ambreed, nothing’s a problem – great field consultants, great bull selection, efficient service, and fantastic AI technicians.

The Heald’s are progressive dairy farmers with big goals.

They currently milk 430 Friesian and Friesian cross cows in a once-a-day milking system, so need cows with the udder capacity and udder sup…

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Behind the bull fence with Johan Fourie

Production Farm Manager at the CRV Bellevue Production and Logistics Centre

It’s not an area people often see.  In fact, it’s a quarantined area with strict biosecurity procedures in place, so it’s completely closed off to visitors.  Yet, the bull farm, animal barns and semen collection facilities are often seen as the most fascinating parts of CRV Ambreed’s business.

Johan Fourie is the production farm manager at the CRV Bellevue Production and Logistics Centre.  Together with his team, they continue a legacy of delivering 50-years of proven performance to farme…

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Farming is my life, I’m grateful for the opportunities I’ve had; Bruce Hills

Former farmer and pedigree Holstein Friesian breeder, retired CRV Ambreed field consultant, and AB technician

Bruce Hills has been part of CRV Ambreed for more than 40 of its 50 years in business.

 It was a emotional day when Bruce, a pedigree Holstein Friesian breeder, finally sold his beloved dairy herd.  As a farmer, breeder, CRV sales rep and AB technician, Bruce’s herd was ‘Ambreed’ through in through.

Alongside wife Noeline, Bruce founded the Ngahiwi Friesian stud on the outskirts of Cambridge.  Over the next four decades, he bred a pedigree Friesian he…

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