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Angus Haslett to lead CRV Holding B.V.

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After successfully leading CRV for over 12 years, Roald van Noort will step down as CEO on May 1st 2020. He will be succeeded by Angus Haslett who is currently Managing Director of the Business Unit Oceania and responsible for the Business Unit USA.


After 12 and a half years as CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of CRV, Roald van Noort, in consultation with the Supervisory Board, has decided to step down from his position on 1 May 2020. Roald’s contribution to CRV has been significant. He has led the company through an era of unprecedented change in c…

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Patient converters set for low N future

The Jarmans have been adaptable farmers for more than 150 years – and they’re still innovating.

Paul and Ann Jarman run Essendon, a 400ha dairy farm at Greendale, central Canterbury.

Supplying Westland Milk Products, Essendon is milking 860 cross-bred cows and includes a fully self-contained block for wintering and growing out young stock. About two thirds of the 400ha is milking platform.

The Jarmans are connected to Stage 2 of the Central Plains Water (CPW), a high-pressure, piped irrigation scheme covering much of central Canterbury.

Sustainability and m…

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Dairy farmers strike gold across the country

Five lucky farmers have struck gold this mating season, each winning $2000 after finding a special straw in their artificial insemination (AI) bank.


CRV Ambreed inserted five golden straws into five AI banks – three in the North Island and two in the South Island – as distribution of semen straws started ahead of spring mating. The promotion was part of golden anniversary celebrations, recognising the company’s 50th year of proven performance.


All the straws have now all been found and the winning farmers are making plans to celebrate or use t…

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Genetic selection more than just growing herd productivity

Selecting the right genetics is no longer just about improving the economic output of your herd, according to CRV Ambreed sales and marketing manager Jon Lee.

“Dairy farming today requires an investment in genetics and data collection that will enable farmers to understand their options to farm sustainably for profit, the environment, and animal welfare.”

CRV’s investment in research and development is ongoing, with at least 20 per cent of its revenue each year dedicated to finding innovative genetic solutions for New Zealand farmers.

“We have led the way in i…

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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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