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CRV takes actions to prevent spreading of the COVID-19 

In light of the Covid-19 situation, CRV has implemented several measures. Aligned with NZ official information our field staff will continue servicing our clients.


All CRV staff will minimize personal contact and take hygiene measures into account including:

Wash hands with soap regularly
Cough and sneeze on the inside of the elbow
Use paper tissuesand dispose immediately
Do not shake hands
Stay at home with symptoms of the common cold or flu
Respect social distance of at least 2 metres


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The passing of a great dairy man

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It is with great sadness that we share that we have lost a wonderful Ambreed man. Butch Coombe has passed away, after a short battle with illness.

Butch has been part of the Ambreed, now CRV, family for over 25 years, and was well known and respected in the greater Te Aroha region for his breeding advice to his loyal dairy farmer clients. He was widely respected and regarded by his CRV Ambreed colleagues for his breeding knowledge, and the entertainment value he brought to social functions with his music. Butch was a story teller, an entertainer and a dairy man.

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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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