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 % …read more ›
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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 in November, 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 effic…read more ›
Fast forward your genetic gain by using the next generation of Insires now. Create high indexing Friesian heifer calves for the replacement market.
Introducing early release InSires :
EDGECOMBE SB TATAWAI S1F (Beamer x Blitz x Export)
LORNLACE HH DESIGN-ET S3F (Hothouse x Mint Edition x Extasy)
MEANDER AMPLIFIER-ET S2F (Beamer x Illustrious x Oman)
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LORNLACE RMS DEMON-ET S2F, breed by Ash Farms Ltd
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