CRV Ambreed has been meeting with its technicians responsible for Artificial Insemination (AI) ahead of a busy season.
Technicians met recently in Te Awamutu to ensure a smooth-running season for farmers using the CRV Ambreed AI technician service. CRV Ambreed has a team of about 200 AI technicians who service farms across New Zealand. In an average season, they’ll inseminate about 500,000 straws.
The company’s AI Services Manager Cara O’Connor says new staff have been brought on board for what is expected to be a busy AI season. “We’ve recrui…read more ›
With this very wet spring, what impact will the weather have on the critical pre-mating period?
We asked CRV Ambreed vet, Bill Hancock for advice.
“The weather will definitely have an impact. Cows may not have bounced back from calving as well as they would have in a warmer sunnier spring. They are going to be a little less enthusiastic about being active when cycling, less likely to be walking around the paddock, and not regularly riding.
This means farmers and farm staff need to keep a closer than usual eye on activities and use quality heat detection aids …read more ›
Mycoplasma Bovis is a micro-organism of cattle. It has recently been found in NZ for the first time in a dairy herd in South Canterbury. The disease does not affect humans.
There is currently a major MPI response to contain and eradicate the disease on farms affected. This is MPI’s current goal but may change as more information becomes known and the situation evolves. CRV Ambreed are receiving daily updates from MPI on the latest outcomes of the on-farm investigations and management of the disease.
Testing for the disease has its challenges and as this is a new di…read more ›
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…read more ›