Better Herd Podcast

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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Polled Cow

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.

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Better Herd Podcast Series

Join us with host Sheryl Haitana from the NZ Dairy Exporter as we get excited about all things herd improvement!

Listen and learn about the latest developments and practical tips for improving the health and efficiency of your herd.

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What is a podcast?

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Better Herd Podcast – Episode 1: Let’s talk animal evaluation

Better Herd Podcast Episode 1: Let’s talk animal evaluation


Sheryl Haitana talks to CRV’s Jon Lee and NZAEL’s Brian Wickham about the new genetic evaluation system for dairy cattle and what the changes mean for farmers.


“For more information, check out Sheryl Haitana’s article in the latest issue of the NZ Dairy Exporter.”

What changes are being proposed to animal evaluation?

CRV and LIC are collaborating with DairyNZ subsidiary NZAEL on a project to replace genetic evaluation software with a nationally consistent, independent genetic ev…

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