Better Herd Podcast

Better Herd Podcast – Impressive conference planned for dairy women

It’s conference time for The Dairy Women’s Network (DWN).

CRV is proud to be an event sponsor and supporting dairying women across the country. Join us in hearing about what can be expected from the conference via our Better Herd Podcast.

Together with Allflex, the DWN is this year bringing networking and professional development opportunities to the regions. They will be holding three one day events in Taupo, Queenstown and Ashburton.

With an impressive line-up of speakers and workshops, the conferences are shaping up to be fun, informative and entertaining.

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Dairy farmers encouraged to breed mastitis out of their herds

CRV is encouraging dairy farmers to carefully consider the bulls they select for mating this season to help them address ongoing herd health issues like mastitis and reduce the need for antibiotics.

Udder health was the topic of conversation for CRV’s recent podcast featuring DairyNZ Senior Scientist Dr Jane Lacy-Hulbert and CRV Breeding Programme Manager Aaron Parker.

Jane says mastitis is a costly condition for farmers to manage and its treatment often means using antibiotics.

“Farmers are coming under increasing pressure to reduce antibiotic use on farm, to…

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Better Herd Podcast – Reducing our carbon footprint

DairyNZ and AgResearch have jointly released findings from a study that shows New Zealand dairy farmers have the world’s lowest on-farm carbon footprint.

In fact, their emissions are half of other international milk producers.

Commissioned by DairyNZ, the study was independently produced by AgResearch and peer-reviewed by an international specialist in Ireland.

CRV’s Rosanna Dickson is joined by André Mazzetto from AgResearch, who is one of the scientists behind the work. Andre talks about people’s reactions to the findings, how science could help the industry…

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Better Herd Podcast – Pregnancy Test options

Getting cows in calf is a critical part of dairy farming.
This Better Herd Podcast talks about how pregnancy testing can provide you with valuable information to help you make good management decisions. How much time do you need to allow for your dry period? How long do you need to achieve your BCS target at calving? How will you group your early and late calvers into wintering mobs?Did you know you can now determine the pregnancy status of your herd via milk s part of your CRV herd test?

Listen to DairyNZ animal and feed developer, Sam Tennent, and CRV herd test…

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Better Herd Podcast – Polled Genetics

Polled Dairy Sires are becoming popular with forward thinking dairy farmers to breeding hornless animals and future proof their business.
This Better Herd podcast discusses how breeding hornless calves saves farmers time, money and improves animal welfare.
Okoroire farmer Floyd Smit joins CRV’s Jenna O’Sullivan and Rosanna Dickson to talk about breeding with Polled genetics.
70% of Floyd’s spring calves are bred using Polled genetics. Listen to find out why he is part of a growing trend.

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