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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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Best bull team yet for facial eczema tolerance

Herd improvement company CRV Ambreed has announced what it says is its best bull team ever to breed facial eczema-tolerant cows.

 

New Zealand endured one of the worst facial eczema (FE) seasons in years in 2016 when spore counts ballooned in the North Island and parts of the South Island to the highest in a decade, and many herds had a large number of cows with clinical facial eczema.

 

CRV Ambreed says that caused a tripling of orders for straws of semen from bulls with genetics for a tolerance to facial eczema. Tens of thousands of straws were …

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