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New dehorning rules put animal welfare and human safety first

category Genetics, Other

CRV Ambreed says the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) new rules for cattle dehorning recognise the importance of putting animal welfare and human safety first.

The new rules announced this week, are effective from 1 October 2019 and require people working with cattle to use local anaesthetic when dehorning and disbudding.

 

“Dairy farmers love their cows and it makes sense for them to look after one of their greatest assets,” says CRV national sales and marketing manager Jon Lee.

 

“The majority of dairy farmers have sound animal welfare …

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CRV Ambreed consultant selected for Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic

category Other

CRV Ambreed’s Jenna O’Sullivan has proven she can work magic both on-farm and on a netball court, with the announcement that she has been selected for the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic squad for 2019.

Jenna is the field consultant for Matamata, Okoroire and Cambridge, supporting dairy farmers to breed healthier and more efficient herds.

She also recently joined CRV Ambreed’s breeding team as a sire analyst for her sales region, which has her working closely with local breeders around elite cow identification, contract mating and elite bull selection.

“Brought up…

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Heat Detection critical to success

category AI, Genetics, Other

Accurate heat detection is critical to the success of artificial insemination (AI). CRV Estrotect™ Heat Detectors provide the most accurate way to detect a cow on heat.

Introducing the improved Estrotect Breeding Patch, which makes it even clearer if the cow is on heat and ready to breed.

Estrotect, supplied by CRV Ambreed since 2002 have become a popular choice of Heat Detection aid for dairy farmers.  It’s accurate, easy to use and remains in place for the whole mating season, whatever the weather!

Proven and effective. Now even better!

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Southland stock agent values healthy, efficient cows

Stock agent Matt Brinsdon loves his job. He’s with Rural Livestock in Southland and has been working as a stock agent, based in Gore, for 12 years.

“It’s a busy job year-round, and the work varies depending on the time of year,” says Brinsdon. It involves everything from photographing and marketing calves and cows, to showing and selling stock to clients and sorting contracts. The period leading into May and June is always particularly busy, as cows and heifers change hands and are delivered to new owners.”

Brinsdon enjoys talking with farmers around the eastern …

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Bulk Milk Urea information hugely important for nitrogen monitoring

Every day most New Zealand dairy farmers’ bulk milk test report informs them of the Milk Urea concentration (MU) in their bulk milk sample.

But are those farmers, and indeed other industry groups, making the most of this potentially vital piece of information? This article addresses how MU may be used more effectively by both farmers and farm monitoring services.

MU values are provided to farmers supplying Fonterra, Open Country Dairy, Synlait and Westland Milk Products. The values are measured in the daily bulk sample by the milk testing laboratory along with % …

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