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CRV Ambreed genomic evaluation systems explained

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gNZMI, gBW are quoted for  bulls whose breeding values are calculated using CRV Ambreed genomic evaluation system (MSAM) combining parentage, progeny, genomic and Interbull information. gNZMI uses the same weightings for the traits that are used for NZMI. gBW uses the same Economic Values for traits as BW. Based on the latest data, genomic biases have been adjusted for, but additional, non-quantifiable biases are present that make direct comparison with BW or LIC’s gBW estimates invalid

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CRV takes actions to prevent spreading of the COVID-19 

In light of the Covid-19 situation, CRV has implemented several measures. Aligned with NZ official information our field staff will continue servicing our clients.

 

All CRV staff will minimize personal contact and take hygiene measures into account including:

Wash hands with soap regularly
Cough and sneeze on the inside of the elbow
Use paper tissuesand dispose immediately
Do not shake hands
Stay at home with symptoms of the common cold or flu
Respect social distance of at least 2 metres

 

Please be assured that our collection…

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New dehorning rules put animal welfare and human safety first

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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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Heat Detection critical to success

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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!

More info

 

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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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