Better Herd Podcast

Better Herd Podcast: Choosing the right dairy beef genetics

Farmers have a range of beef breeds to consider when it comes to selecting the right genetics for their breeding programme.

Dairy Beef semen is ideal to use across the tail-end of your mating season, or if you want to on-sell calves to the beef industry. CRV has seen real growth in interest in dairy beef over the last few seasons.

CRV offers Dairy Beef sires that have been screened carefully for short gestation and good growth rates. These sires work well in both the dairy and dairy beef industries.

For this podcast, we have brought together breeders of four d…

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Better Herd Podcast – Join the CRV Progeny Test programme

CRV’s Progeny Test (PT) farmers are the first to enjoy the genetic gains of superior sires.

CRV Ambreed runs an industry-leading PT programme, which develops the next generation of elite dairy sires. PT compares the performance of sires through their offspring.

In this episode, Sheryl Haitana chats with our PT programme manager, Janine Broekhuizen and breeding programme manager Aaron Parker.

Listen to find out what’s involved with being a PT farmer and if our programme is right for you.

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Better Herd Podcast – launch of myHERD

CRV’s new herd recording and farm management programme, myHERD is now available for CRV InSight customers.

myHERD means dairy farmers can now manage all their herd records and data from multiple farming operations using just one tool.

myHERD is the result of CRV’s partnership with leading farm software provider, FarmIQ.

Listen to CRV Information and IT Manager Andrew Singers and FarmIQ GM Customer Success Jock Richardson as they chat about myHERD and the collaborative data integration this partnership offers.

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Better Herd Podcast – Global Sires

In this episode, we talk about global genetics, their suitability for NZ farming systems and the benefits for NZ farmers of using CRV’s global sires offering.

Joining the discussion is farmer Abe De Wolde from Woldwide Farm Limited in Southland, who uses CRV’s global sires.

CRV Ambreed’s product manager Oceania Peter van Elzakker dials in from his home office.

And from the other side of the world, we welcome Jaap Veldhuisen who heads up CRV’s breeding team in the Netherlands.

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Better Herd Podcast – How BCS influences fertility

Dairy cow fertility underpins the viability and productivity of every dairy business. So how do you determine the key management areas to focus on in order to maximise your herd’s reproductive performance?

Sheryl Haitana chats with senior research scientist Jane Kay from DairyNZ about how body condition at a herd level influences reproductive performance.

Find out why hitting body condition score targets is important, what strategies farmers can use to get every cow close to her ideal BCS at calving, and the tools available to help.

For more information from D…

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