The Jarmans have been adaptable farmers for more than 150 years – and they’re still innovating.
Paul and Ann Jarman run Essendon, a 400ha dairy farm at Greendale, central Canterbury.
Supplying Westland Milk Products, Essendon is milking 860 cross-bred cows and includes a fully self-contained block for wintering and growing out young stock. About two thirds of the 400ha is milking platform.
The Jarmans are connected to Stage 2 of the Central Plains Water (CPW), a high-pressure, piped irrigation scheme covering much of central Canterbury.
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The next generation of environmentally friendly calves has been born around the country as Kiwi dairy farmers continue their efforts to reduce their nitrogen output.
Hundreds of thousands of calves have been bred from CRV Ambreed’s LowN™ Sires since the company launched the product in 2016. For the 2018 season, over a quarter of all CRV’s orders were for from LowN™ sires.
With the latest LowN™ progeny now being reared, hundreds of farmers are well on their way to building a herd of cows that excretes less nitrogen (N) in their urine.
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CRV Ambreed is delighted to have LowN Sires selected as a finalist in the 2019 Kudos Awards, in the Kudo Science Trust Food & Ags award section.
This year’s Kudos Awards finalists continue to prove that science thrives in Hamilton and the Waikato.
Eighteen finalists have been named in the region’s prestigious science excellence awards recognising research and scientific innovations in agriculture, medical, engineering, environmental, ICT and education.
Finalist achievements range from proven new ways to reduce and eliminate the use of antibiotics for mastitis …
Dairy farmers are uping their game and doing more to improve their environmental footprint through their breeding programme.
CRV Ambreed’s Product Manager Peter van Elzakker says more farmers have been asking about CRV Ambreed’s LowN sires this year with the goal to start breeding for lower Milk Urea Nitrogen concentration (MUN).
Cows bred for lower levels of MUN are expected to excrete less nitrogen in their urine, which then reduces the amount of nitrogen leached when cows are grazed on pasture.
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CRV Ambreed has designed an assessment tool for its clients to calculate how much nitrogen their cows are excreting in urine.
It’s an online assessment tool into which the farmer inputs their own data, including the Milk Urea concentration (MU) value on their daily bulk milk reports, to calculate the amount of nitrogen their herd is excreting in urine. Knowing the numbers means they can take steps to address it if they need to.
The herd-improvement company made national headlines in 2017 when it announced a ground-breaking use of genetics. CRV Ambreed has shown i…read more ›