Farmer calls on others to do progeny testing to boost national herd

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Dairy farmer Mike Tillemans is calling on others to get involved in progeny testing, not only to benefit their own farm business, but to benefit the national herd.


Tillemans is a farm owner from Atiamuri, between Taupo and Tokoroa. He milks 450 cows at the peak of the season, on his 150ha dairy farm.


Tillemans has been part of CRV Ambreed’s sire-proving programme known as the Progeny Test Programme for about eight years and says it’s put him at an advantage when it comes to achieving the best herd possible.


Progeny testing involv…

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CRV Ambreed announces a new collaboration for BVD and Johne’s Disease

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CRV Ambreed has appointed a new laboratory to enable New Zealand dairy farmers to gain access to further information about BVD and Johne’s Disease from their herd testing.


The herd improvement company has announced an exclusive arrangement with Disease Research Ltd, part of the University of Otago. From June 2017, New Zealand farmers will get their normal herd test information on Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) and Johne’s Disease (JD) but are now able to directly take that a step further with Disease Research Limited.


Says CRV Ambreed Managing Director An…

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Lex and Triplestar – two Jersey bulls at the top of their game for CRV Ambreed

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They are big, strong and handsome and they’re not only winning accolades, but fans across the country.


CRV Ambreed Jersey bulls Crescent Olm Lex (Lex) and Braedene PAS Triplestar (Triplestar) both feature in the top three of DairyNZ’s Ranking of Active Sires (RAS) list following the May 2017 Animal Evaluation run. For Jersey bulls Lex is ranked number one and Triplestar is at number three according to their overall Breeding Worth (BW).


CRV Ambreed MD Angus Haslett says Lex and Triplestar’s success is indicitive of the great work going on behind the sc…

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Dairy scholars jet off to Holland

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CRV Ambreed scholarship recipients Georgina Lindsay and Rachel Gardner take the trip of a lifetime to Holland this week to learn more about dairy systems on the other side of the world.

The experience is part of CRV Ambreed’s $15,000 scholarship package for high achieving Massey and Lincoln University students that are interested in a career in the dairy sector.

The scholarship includes a generous financial boost to put toward their studies and a unique experience in the animal breeding industry.

Lindsay and Gardner will spend time at CRV’s head office in Arnh…

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Rural Bachelor contestants to get “hands-on” at CRV Ambreed’s Fieldays stand

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Contestants in the Rural Bachelor competition at the national Fieldays this year will find themselves on the right end of urine tests at the CRV Ambreed stand.


CRV Ambreed sponsors the highly popular competition and each year, the rural bachelor contestants make their way to the CRV Ambreed stand to test their abilities as part of the contest.


This year they will be hands-on with some LowN Sires™ “urine tests”, but they’ll be doing the testing, not providing the samples, says CRV Ambreed Sales and Marketing Manager Mathew Macfie. “As dairy farmers will …

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