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AI Training 2018

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CRV Ambreed offers AI Training Schools throughout New Zealand. Our trainers are experienced in all aspects of AI and provide training for both the DIY client as well as anyone who may be interested in joining our team of professional AI technicians.

Click here to read more and to register.

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Photo Competition “The cows you love to milk”

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Love your herd and love photography?

Photos are being sought from farmers with CRV herds, showcasing the cows you “love to milk”. We are looking for cow, herd and farm images, to celebrate our slogan Better Cows | Better Life.

CRV sired animals. Friesian, Jersey, Cross-breed or Ayrshire. Scenic or creative element desired. Landscape orientation is preferred. Any person(s) in the photo must provide written approval to be used for promotional purposes.
All photos submitted must be authorised to be used for print and other advertising and publicity purpo…

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CRV Ambreed boosting skills for AI technicians ahead of busy season

CRV Ambreed has been meeting with its technicians responsible for Artificial Insemination (AI) ahead of a busy season.


Technicians met recently in Te Awamutu to ensure a smooth-running season for farmers using the CRV Ambreed AI technician service. CRV Ambreed has a team of about 200 AI technicians who service farms across New Zealand. In an average season, they’ll inseminate about 500,000 straws.


The company’s AI Services Manager Cara O’Connor says new staff have been brought on board for what is expected to be a busy AI season. “We’ve recrui…

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Heat Detection Critical This Wet Spring

With this very wet spring, what impact will the weather have on the critical pre-mating period? 

We asked CRV Ambreed vet, Bill Hancock for advice.

“The weather will definitely have an impact. Cows may not have bounced back from calving as well as they would have in a warmer sunnier spring. They are going to be a little less enthusiastic about being active when cycling, less likely to be walking around the paddock, and not regularly riding.

This means farmers and farm staff need to keep a closer than usual eye on activities and use quality heat detection aids …

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Mycoplasma outbreak; CRV closely monitoring situation

Mycoplasma Bovis is a micro-organism of cattle. It has recently been found in NZ for the first time in a dairy herd in South Canterbury. The disease does not affect humans.
There is currently a major MPI response to contain and eradicate the disease on farms affected. This is MPI’s current goal but may change as more information becomes known and the situation evolves. CRV Ambreed are receiving daily updates from MPI on the latest outcomes of the on-farm investigations and management of the disease.

Testing for the disease has its challenges and as this is a new di…

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