The hunt’s on for the country’s best bull calves

category Other

CRV Ambreed is on the hunt for New Zealand’s very best bull calves that will produce the next generation of high performing dairy cows.


With calving now underway, CRV Ambreed’s Breeding Manager Aaron Parker says it’s time for farmers to get in touch with CRV Ambreed if they have a top-notch bull calf hit the paddock.


“Year-on-year we’re carefully building a portfolio of genetics to suit a broad range of environments, conditions and farming systems to ensure New Zealand’s dairy industry is successful well into the future,” Parker says.


read more ›

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…

read more ›

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!

More info


read more ›

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 …

read more ›

2018 Catalogue Out Now

category Other

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…

read more ›