Displaying items by tag: CRV AmBreed

Saturday, 27 October 2018 11:55

Breeding for lower nitrogen excretion

More farmers have asked this year about CRV Ambreed’s LowN sires, as they aim to start breeding for lower milk urea nitrogen concentration (MUN), says product manager Peter van Elzakker.

Published in Management
Friday, 19 October 2018 08:55

IVF-type technology for breeding cows

A new embryo transfer biopsy and genomic selection technology is being used to boost elite animal breeding for the dairy industry.

Published in Farm Health

New Zealand's 4.8 million milking cows excrete 1000 tonnes of nitrogen a day in their urine, and 200 tonnes of this end up in groundwater, says CRV Ambreed.

Published in Farm Health
Saturday, 18 November 2017 08:55

62 years and counting

AI technician Don Shaw (79) has been surrounded by dairy cows his entire life, bringing many calves into the world.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 21 August 2017 13:15

Record strike of bulls

Holstein Friesian New Zealand (HFNZ) says its joint sire proving programme with CRV Ambreed is breaking records.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 04 August 2017 12:55

N diverted to milk yield means less excretion

Research shows that cows bred for low urea concentration end up using more nitrogen for milk protein productions.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 12:55

Moving from bobby to beef calves

Dairy farmers are moving away from breeding bobby calves in favour of producing the quality dairy/beef calves needed by beef farmers.

Published in General News

CRV Ambreed has appointed a new laboratory to enable New Zealand dairy farmers to gain access to further information about BVD and Johne’s Disease from their herd testing.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 09:55

Scientist finds genetic link for N leaching

CRV Ambreed scientist Phil Beatson is being credited for the genetic discovery that could help reduce nitrogen leaching on New Zealand farms by 20% within 20 years.

Published in General News
Friday, 14 April 2017 08:55

Genetics to help reduce excreted nitrogen

Five years of research has led to CRV Ambreed discovering that selective breeding will help reduce urinary nitrogen leaching on NZ farms by 20% within 20 years.

Published in Management
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