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Mycoplasma outbreak; CRV closely monitoring situation

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…

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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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Phil Beatson

R&D scientist finds genetic link for nitrogen leaching

CRV Ambreed’s genetic discovery that could help reduce nitrogen leaching on New Zealand farms by 20% within 20 years is thanks to the company’s R&D scientist Phil Beatson.

 

Mr Beatson says over the past five years CRV Ambreed has investigated what could be done with genetics to reduce the amount of nitrogen excreted as urine. Nitrogen taken in by cows in their diet is converted into five areas:  Milk protein (+ urea); growth (muscle is protein); dung; gases; and urine. “From an environmental perspective, we saw urine as being the big issue because of its imp…

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Hundreds of thousands of straws from low-MUN bulls available for farmers

CRV Ambreed has made a genetic discovery it anticipates will 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 international first, the dairy herd improvement company has announced it will market bulls that are desirable for traditional traits as well as being genetically superior for a new trait that is related to the amount of urea nitrogen in milk.

 

CRV Ambreed is now selling semen from bulls whose daughters will have reduced concentration of Milk …

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Breakthrough genetics looking at cutting nitrogen leaching by 20% in NZ

CRV Ambreed has made a genetic discovery that it anticipates will result in a more sustainable dairy industry and potentially reduce nitrogen leaching on New Zealand farms by 20% within 20 years.

 

In what’s thought to be an international first, the dairy herd improvement company has announced it will market bulls that are desirable for traditional traits as well as being genetically superior for a new trait that is related to urea nitrogen in milk.

 

CRV Ambreed is now selling semen from bulls whose daughters will have reduced concentration of Mi…

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