Genomic selection is a powerful technology that allows us to significantly increase the rate of genetic gain because of more accurate predictions for younger animals. This can drive increased productivity and overall profitability for NZ dairy farming operations.
Genomics is enabling CRV to apply new technologies to our breeding programme to further speed up the rate of genetic gain like increased use of embryo transfer, embryo sexing and genotyping.
The benefits of CRV’s substantial investment in genomics in New Zealand will flow through better bulls both from New Zealand and Overseas especially in the increasingly important area’s of Health and Efficiency.
CRV offers InSires (Genomically selected young sires) and Proven sires (daughter proven) with New Zealand breeding values. The continued growth in InSire sales is proof of the growing confidence farmers have in this exciting technology.