Mathew Karl left his job as a bricklayer to become a dairy farmer seven years ago, and it was one of the best decisions he’s ever made.
The 38-year-old currently milks 300 mixed-breed cows on 100 hectares at Ryburn Road, in the Ohaupo area, between Hamilton and Te Awamutu.
“He’s had fantastic results,” says CRV Ambreed Field Consultant for Te Awamutu/Te Pahu Debbie Young, who has been working with Mr Karl. “A lot of it is done to the effort he’s put in, he’s grown his cows beautifully. He’s the kind of person you love dealing with, as he’s making a real effort so…read more ›
CRV Ambreed announced its latest team of elite “InSire” bulls this month, which are chosen based on a combination of genomic data and information about their ancestry, and are set to become the dairy industry’s next superstars.
The team includes young Friesian bull, Lornlace HH Design-ET S3F (Design), who joined the herd improvement company’s sire proving programme earlier this year.
CRV Ambreed global product manager grazing, Peter van Elzakker, says genetic predictions show Design has a high level of promise and genetic merit for farmers wanting to breed eff…read more ›
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From rural banking to cow genetics: meet the new CRV Ambreed field consultant for Taranaki Gill Haenga
New CRV Ambreed field consultant Gill Haenga knows the roads and the people of the Taranaki region well.
Over the past 12 years, as a rural account manager for ASB Bank in New Plymouth, she travelled extensively around Taranaki region meeting farmers.
As CRV Ambreed’s newly appointed field consultant for coastal Taranaki/Manaia, Ms Haenga will again be traversing some of those same rural roads, turning up farm driveways to meet and talk with farmers. The area encompasses Okato to Manaia, and the coastal side of Mt Taranaki.
Building relationships is something …read more ›
Don Shaw, 79, has been surrounded by dairy cows his entire life. And, in his role as an artificial insemination (AI) technician for CRV Ambreed, he’s been responsible for bringing a fair few calves into the world.
Raised on an Ohaupo farm, Mr Shaw is a fourth generation New Zealand dairy farmer. For the past 62 years he’s also worked as an AI technician, inseminating an estimated 250,000 cows in that time.
At 17, Mr Shaw started his artificial breeding (AB) training with South Auckland Herd Improvement.
“You weren’t supposed to train until you were 18, but I …read more ›