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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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2018 Catalogue Out Now

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Not long now until the 2018 Sire Catalogue will be delivered to CRV Ambreed clients. In the meantime you can register to attend your local Better Cow Tour.

The ‘Better Cows Tour’, features key CRV Ambreed staff discussing genetic solutions to tackle issues, how to improve herds, and they’ll showcase a forward-looking index that will help dairy farmers use a holistic approach to building their herds.

A2A2 is a hot topic at the moment, and we’re discussing that too. In our 2018 Portfolio we have plenty of quality sires offering A2A2 genetics across all breeds, Frie…

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On Farm Liquid Nitrogen Unit Management

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On Farm Tank Management Guidelines

Liquid Nitrogen is a dangerous good and needs to be handled and stored carefully.

Your unit will have a MSDS attached (material safety data sheet).  You should take the time to read it.   If you are not able to locate the MSDS please contact CRV Ambreed Customer Services on 0800 262 733.

 As the customer, you are responsible for managing this unit on your farm.

While designed to be sturdy and dependable, liquid nitrogen units are a little more fragile than they appear. They require regular care and attention to ensure the…

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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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Better Cows Tour

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Coming to a town near you, our Better Cows Tour. Register your interest here to come along and hear about:

What is a better cow?
CRV Ambreed Breeding Direction
New Solutions for your herd

Register here

Missed your local event? View the presentations on youtube

 

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