AB Technician Service

Product benefits

  • Skilled technicians
  • Experienced supervisers
  • Matings recorded into PortaBULL

CRV’s trained and certified AB technicians inseminate close to half a million cows across the country each year.

Our technicians are very skilled and knowledgeable to ensure you get the best insemination service for your herd.

All CRV approved technicians are monitored by experienced supervisors to ensure you receive first-rate reliable service. They are re-assessed annually on their semen handling and thawing practices and their insemination techniques.

To arrange for our AB technician service to assist on your farm, talk to your local field consultant or phone 0800 262 733.

 

We Offer

  • Skilled technicians.
  • Experienced supervisors.
  • Matings recorded into your herd recording programme.

 

Technician Fees

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AB Technician Interest

Tash Meredith and her daughter Sophie are passionate about helping farmers breed healthy, happy cows.  Tash thinks she has inseminated more than 100,000 cows during her career. “CRV has been great to work for. They’re a bit smaller than their competitors and as a result they’re really focused on their customer service and doing the best job for their farmer customers.”

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CRV AB Training Schools

CRV offers AB Training Schools throughout New Zealand. Our trainers are experienced in all aspects of AB and provide training for both the DIY client as well as anyone who may be interested in joining our team of professional AB technicians.

 

Courses we offer:

  • AB Refresher Training (1 or 2 days): For those wishing to update their DIY skills.
  • AB DIY Training (1 week): For those wishing to learn to inseminate their own herd.
  • AB Technician Training (2 weeks): For those interested in becoming a commercial AB Technician.

The AB technician training course consists of two five-day blocks of training (not necessarily concurrent). Trainees must achieve a pass rate in week one of training (high placement and accuracy) to continue through to the second week. Only those who have passed both weeks of training will be considered employment as a CRV AB Technician.

What’s involved?

The courses covers all aspects of artificial insemination plus LN2 and frozen semen handling, basic reproductive biology and Portabull app training.

Learn about:

  • Basic reproductive biology and heat detection
  • Practical instruction on the insemination process with live cow inseminations
  • Correct handling and thawing of frozen semen and safe handling of liquid nitrogen (LN2)

Receive immediate feedback from experienced instructors on the accuracy of inseminations and discounted equipment required to inseminate your own herd.

 

Date and timing of Courses

Courses are usually held late February to early June. Specific dates are times are given to participants after acceptance of application.

Our 2021 course enrolments have reached full capacity, in the case that a spot becomes available, this will be given to the next person on our waitlist.

 

2022 AB Course Interest

Register your interest for our 2022 AB Training Courses and be the first to know when applications open on 1st November 2021.


Tash Meredith and her daughter Sophie are passionate about helping farmers breed healthy, happy cows.  Tash thinks she has inseminated more than 100,000 cows during her career. “To be an AB technician you have to have an interest in farming and a basic knowledge of cows. It’s amazing how much breeding can affect the profitability and productivity of an entire farm business. It’s an important time of the year for dairy farmers.” As well as working as an AB technician, Tash also works on the family farm where they milk 550, predominately Friesian cows. “It’s a busy lifestyle, but I enjoy the work we do,” says Tash. “CRV has been great to work for. They’re a bit smaller than their competitors and as a result they’re really focused on their customer service and doing the best job for their farmer customers.”

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