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CRV Ambreed offers genetic solution to increase FE tolerance in dairy cattle

New Zealand dairy farmers must act now and use the right targeted genetics to breed cattle that are more resilient to facial eczema.

That’s the message from CRV Ambreed’s research and development manager Phil Beatson who believes the dairy industry could learn a great deal from the sheep industry to successfully increase tolerance this debilitating disease long-term.

Facial eczema (FE) is not only harmful for animals, but also incredibly stressful for farmers when their stock is affected.

It is caused by a toxin (sporisdesim) produced by the spores of the fung…

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CRV Ambreed moves into Canterbury research and innovation hub

A new satellite office at the AgResearch Lincoln Campus will create greater visibility in the South Island and better linkages with likeminded partners in the dairy sector for CRV Ambreed.

Phil Beatson, research and development manager at CRV Ambreed says it’s important that the herd improvement company is well-connected with farmers, the industry, the market, breeders, research partners and universities.  Having a stronger presence in Canterbury will enhance relationships with these groups.

“CRV Ambreed is always looking for new research opportunities as part of…

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$15,000 tertiary scholarship package on offer

Tertiary students interested in a career in the dairy sector could get a financial boost and unique experience in the animal breeding industry thanks to a scholarship programme offered by CRV Ambreed.

The herd improvement company offers two scholarships each year; one to a Massey University undergraduate science student and one to a Lincoln University undergraduate science student.

Now in its sixth year, the scheme has contributed about $200,000 toward the education and development of its recipients.

The scholarship includes a trip to one of CRV’s internationa…

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