Taranaki sharemilkers Kurt and Katie-Rose Parry are breeding success. They are combining CRV sexed semen with genetics from their own Charolais stud to fast track their herds’ genetic gain and create high value dairy beef calves.
- While CRV agrees with DairyNZ’s proposed national animal evaluation concept and the inclusion of genomics, it do not endorse the proposal as it stands.
- As costs of production soar and cow numbers decline, more dairy farmers need to take advantage of the technologies available to identify the best animals to rear and mate and make sure they use their investments in livestock wisely.
- As dry summers persist in the South Island, genetics could hold the answer to helping dairy farmers breed healthy cows that produce more milk from less feed.
- From breeding high performing Charolais cattle in Ireland, Mark Whelan is now sharing his international breeding expertise with Matamata dairy farmers to help them breed better cows faster.
- Sales for CRV's sexed semen and dairy beef rose by more than 40 percent as dairy farmers continue to look for way to remain profitable while dealing with changes.