Genetics

Double Win for CRV Sires

category Genetics

Two CRV bulls have been selected by breeding societies as the top Holstein Friesian and Jersey sires in the country for 2021.
Meander SB Alias ET S2F was named by Holstein Friesian NZ as the winner of 2021 Mahoe Trophy. Glen Leith Quigley ET S2J took out the Jersey NZ JT Thwaites Sire of the Season.

The Mahoe Trophy is awarded to the New Zealand-bred Holstein Friesian sire whose sire proof (as at the April 2021 animal evaluation run) earns the most points for traits, daughter production, conformation and management.
Meander SB Alias ET S2F
Alias was bred by Rober…

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Double win for Taranaki Jersey Breeders

Double win for Taranaki Jersey Breeders

A Taranaki couple who has bred top Jersey bulls for CRV has won a prestigious award for the second year running.

Taranaki Jersey breeders Bruce and Margaret Sim are leaving an impressive legacy in the national herd by winning the JerseyNZ JT Thwaites Sire of the Season award for two years running. It is the first time in the history of Jersey NZ a breeder has won the prestigious title two years in a row.

The Sim’s winning sire for 2021 is GLEN LEITH QUIGLEY ET S2J and follows on from their 2020 winner GLEN LEITH AND QUIZ…

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CRV increases polled (PP) sire offering in response to farmer demand

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In response to growing demand from dairy farmers, CRV has this year increased its offering of polled sires from 11 to 15.
Farmers using genetics to breed hornless animals is a growing trend.
Polled genetics save time and the expense of disbudding calves. And with less stress on the animals, it’s another way farmers can look after the health and welfare of one of their most valuable assets.

More than 85 percent of Floyd Smit’s calves born this dairy season have been polled.

Floyd milks 370 cows through a 50-bale rotary on 322 ha in Okoroire, nestled in the Kaima…

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James Smallwood

Genetics helps secure a premium for high value milk

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Genetics will play a key role in helping farmers achieve a premium for their milk as part of Fonterra’s new Cooperative Difference Programme.

CRV Managing Director James Smallwood says it makes sense that farmers who have invested in tools and solutions, such as genetics, to produce high-quality milk from healthy and productive herds, are rewarded.

“The Co-operative Difference Payment programme aligns extremely well with what farmers can expect from breeding with CRV sires,” he says.

“For many years, CRV has provided farmers with a choice of sires that perform…

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Better Herd Podcast – Latest bull team offers more than just high index

category Genetics, Other

CRV New Zealand’s latest bull team offers more than just high index, responding to farmer demand for genetic solutions to tackle challenges around the environment, herd efficiency and animal welfare.

CRV has introduced a wide range of new sires to its portfolio for 2021, with 22 newly graduated sires and 15 new genomic InSires, in addition to 13 new sires in its global portfolio.

Peter van Elzakker covers the highlights of the catalogue during the Better Herd Podcast.

CRV is encouraging farmers to get orders in early for sexed semen, as availability is limited…

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