Podcast: Dairy cow fertility underpins the viability and productivity of every dairy business. So how do you determine the key management areas to focus on in order to maximise your herd’s reproductive performance? Sheryl Haitana chats with senior research scientist Jane Kay from DairyNZ about how body condition at a herd level influences reproductive performance. Find out why hitting body condition score targets is important, what strategies farmers can use to get every cow close to her ideal BCS at calving, and the tools available to help.
- Podcast: CRV Ambreed managing director Angus Haslett has officially taken over the reins as CEO of CRV’s global artificial breeding business. He is the company’s first ever international CEO. Angus has succeeded Roald van Noort, who successfully led the company for over 12 years. Angus will continue to be based in New Zealand until travel restrictions allow him to relocate to Holland. CRV is a cooperative. About 25,000 dairy and beef farmers in the Netherlands and Flanders are members and have influence on CRV’s policy through the co-operative’s advisory bodies and member committees. In this episode, Angus joins Sheryl Haitana from his home office to talk about his tenure with CRV Ambreed, the benefits of the Dutch-Kiwi relationship for NZ farmers, and his views on where the industry is heading in the next 10 years.
- Podcast: Listen to find out more about CRV’s latest bull portfolio, the standout sires for the coming season, and industry trends that have influenced CRV’s breeding offer to farmers. For more information, check out the catalogue online or read our latest news
- Podcast: Sheryl Haitana talks to CRV’s Jon Lee and NZAEL’s Brian Wickham about the new genetic evaluation system for dairy cattle and what the changes mean for farmers.
- For the first time, dairy farmers have a choice of herd recording providers as CRV officially launches myHERD at Fieldays®
- “Genetics has been identified as a means of building a long-term solution to climate change,” says Smallwood. “As an industry, if cow numbers are reduced farmers will need to improve efficiency per cow to ensure farming remains sustainable, both environmentally and economically.