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CRV partners with the New Zealand Farm Environment Trust

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CRV Ambreed has become a strategic partner of the New Zealand Farm Environment Trust (NZFET).

The NZFET’s vision is for New Zealand’s farmers and growers to be recognised as global leaders in the stewardship of land and water. This stewardship involves balancing the environment, animals, plants, and people.

The Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA) is the Trust’s flagship event. It is held annually to showcase the nation’s environmentally responsible and profitable farmers, while providing all entrants with information on best-practice management of their natur…

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Science thrives in the Waikato as Kudos Awards names finalists for 2019

CRV Ambreed is delighted to have LowN Sires selected as a finalist in the 2019 Kudos Awards, in the Kudo Science Trust Food & Ags award section.

This year’s Kudos Awards finalists continue to prove that science thrives in Hamilton and the Waikato.
Eighteen finalists have been named in the region’s prestigious science excellence awards recognising research and scientific innovations in agriculture, medical, engineering, environmental, ICT and education.
Finalist achievements range from proven new ways to reduce and eliminate the use of antibiotics for mastitis …

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Opportunity for farmers to join our progeny test programme

CRV Ambreed is looking for dairy farmers to join its industry-leading progeny test programme, which develops the next generation of elite dairy sires. Newly appointed progeny test (PT) programme manager, Janine Broekhuizen, says this is a chance for farmers to develop and enhance their herd by gaining early access to the next generation of top genetics.

“Currently we have 374 dairy farmers participating in our PT programme and each year we have around 200 contracted herds mating progeny test bulls.  The elite bulls selected to participate ultimately ensure our indus…

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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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New DNA Testing Service Supports Herd Management

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DNA parentage testing has become more accessible to dairy farmers with the launch of CRV Ambreed’s revitalised DNA parentage testing service this month.

The Gene Mapping service uses progressive technology to identify the ancestry of individual stock.

DNA samples are collected by taking a small piece of tissue from the animal’s ear.  Allflex tissue sampling ear tags are either applied to calves at birth, or as buttons on mature animals.

Tissue samples are then sent to CRV’s approved affiliated DNA genotyping laboratory, GenomNZ, where DNA is extracted for pare…

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