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Talented technician helps farmers breed healthy, efficient cows

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Waihi dairy farmer Gisela Bach has a special talent for helping others breed healthy and efficient cows they love to milk.

Gisela is an AB (Artificial Breeding) Technician for CRV Ambreed and has been named the Waikato AB Technician of the Year. Born in Barcelona, Gisela was a qualified vet in her home country of Catalonia. She travelled to New Zealand nine years ago and now manages 200-cows with her Kiwi partner Adam on his family’s dairy farm. In her fifth season with CRV, Gisela says she became interested in artificial insemination after chatting with an AB techn…

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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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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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