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The hunt’s on for the country’s best bull calves

category Business news

CRV Ambreed is on the market for New Zealand’s very best bull calves that will produce the next generation of high performing dairy cows. 


With calving now underway, CRV Ambreed Breeding Manager Aaron Parker says it’s time for farmers to get in touch with the herd improvement company if they have a top-notch bull calf hit the paddock.


“Year-on-year we’re carefully building a portfolio of genetics to suit a broad range of environments, conditions and farming systems to ensure New Zealand’s dairy industry is successful well into the future,” Parker says…

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Best bull team yet for facial eczema tolerance

Herd improvement company CRV Ambreed has announced what it says is its best bull team ever to breed facial eczema-tolerant cows.


New Zealand endured one of the worst facial eczema (FE) seasons in years in 2016 when spore counts ballooned in the North Island and parts of the South Island to the highest in a decade, and many herds had a large number of cows with clinical facial eczema.


CRV Ambreed says that caused a tripling of orders for straws of semen from bulls with genetics for a tolerance to facial eczema. Tens of thousands of straws were …

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CRV Ambreed announces increased herd-testing capacity

CRV Ambreed has taken delivery of a $450,000 machine that will increase capacity for herd-testing in New Zealand and from later this year will provide more detailed information on mastitis for farmers.


The machine arrived in New Zealand from Denmark late last year and has been installed and calibrated on CRV Ambreed’s behalf at MilkTest NZ in Hamilton.


CRV Ambreed Managing Director Angus Haslett says the new machine, a Milkoscan FT+, has immediately boosted herd-testing capacity to 800 samples an hour, providing farmers with analysis on individual cows…

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$15,000 scholarship packages on offer to tertiary students interested in dairy

Two $15,000 scholarship packages, which include international travel, are on offer to tertiary students interested in pursuing a career in the dairy and animal breeding sector.

CRV Ambreed offers these scholarship packages each year; one to a Massey University undergraduate science student, and one to a Lincoln University undergraduate science student.

The scheme is in its seventh year and has contributed more than $200,000 toward the education and development of its recipients so far.

The scholarship includes a trip to one of CRV’s international business u…

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Growing AI team seeking technicians

category AI, Business news

CRV Ambreed is currently recruiting AI technicians to join our growing technician team. If you have:

At least two years’ experience.
A proven track record of excellent results.
Desire to be part of a dynamic, fun team.

… then we’d like to talk.

If you’re ready to make the change, contact our AI Manager, Cara O’Connor, for a confidential talk on 0800 262 733 or email

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