Genetics

Research delivers promising result around partitioning of dietary nitrogen

category Genetics

CRV Ambreed’s genetic research into reducing nitrogen leaching on New Zealand dairy farms has identified that when cows are bred for low milk urea concentration, a proportion of the nitrogen diverted away from the cow’s urea goes into milk protein.

This finding gives CRV Ambreed further confidence that breeding cows for low milk urea concentration will not only reduce the amount of nitrogen excreted in their urine, but will also increase the efficiency with which dietary nitrogen is used for milk protein production.

The search to understand precisely how animals …

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Farmers able to access Milk Urea Nitrogen breeding values through CRV Ambreed

category Genetics, Services

Dairy farmers herd testing and herd recording with CRV Ambreed will soon receive their Milk Urea Nitrogen (MUN) breeding values.

CRV Ambreed Managing Director Angus Haslett says the additional information will be welcomed by farmers wanting to use LowN Sires™, CRV’s low-MUN bulls.

The dairy herd improvement company made a major announcement in late March about its genetic discovery that it anticipates could reduce nitrogen leaching on New Zealand farms by 20% within 20 years and result in a more sustainable dairy industry.

In what’s thought to be an internatio…

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Rural Bachelor contestants to get “hands-on” at CRV Ambreed’s Fieldays stand

category Genetics, Other

Contestants in the Rural Bachelor competition at the national Fieldays this year will find themselves on the right end of urine tests at the CRV Ambreed stand.

 

CRV Ambreed sponsors the highly popular competition and each year, the rural bachelor contestants make their way to the CRV Ambreed stand to test their abilities as part of the contest.

 

This year they will be hands-on with some LowN Sires™ “urine tests”, but they’ll be doing the testing, not providing the samples, says CRV Ambreed Sales and Marketing Manager Mathew Macfie. “As dairy farmers will …

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CRV Ambreed’s popular genetics discovery to be showcased at Fieldays 2017

CRV Ambreed’s genetic discovery that it anticipates will reduce nitrogen leaching on New Zealand farms by 20% within 20 years is the focus of its presence at the National Agricultural Fieldays in June.

 

In what’s thought to be an international first, the dairy herd improvement company is marketing bulls under the LowN Sires™ brand whose daughters are expected to have reduced concentration of Milk Urea Nitrogen (MUN). MUN is a measure of the amount of nitrogen contained as milk urea, and CRV Ambreed says there’s overwhelming international evidence of a direc…

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CRV Ambreed’s genetics discovery in Fieldays innovation award

CRV Ambreed’s genetic discovery that it anticipates will reduce nitrogen leaching on New Zealand farms by 20% within 20 years will compete in the Innovation Awards at the National Agricultural Fieldays in June.

 

In what’s thought to be an international first, the dairy herd improvement company is marketing bulls under the LowN Sires™ brand whose daughters are expected to have reduced concentration of Milk Urea Nitrogen (MUN). MUN is a measure of the amount of nitrogen contained as milk urea, and CRV Ambreed says there’s overwhelming international evidence o…

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