• CRV sells this financial year’s 2 millionth semen straw in the Netherlands/Flanders

    Steyn Bouma, inseminator at CRV, recently inseminated this financial year’s two millionth semen straw from a CRV bull, in the Netherlands/Flanders market. This insemination took place with semen from the bull Woody at the VOF Mulder farm in Nieuwolda, Groningen. Lammert Veenhuizen, managing director of CRV Netherlands/Flanders, was present at the festive event to congratulate the Mulder family and in doing so, symbolically thank all Dutch and Flemish farmers for the trust they have placed in CRV’s genetics.
  • Farm consultant and dairy farmer Niels Achten about feed efficiency: “The economic importance of feed efficiency is steadily growing”

    As a strategic and technical farm consultant, almost every day Niels Achten speaks with dairy farmers in the Netherlands and Flanders about ways of optimising their farm management. Niels works at consultancy firm Liba and, along with his parents, operates a dairy with 280 cows. He can therefore directly link the numbers on paper to his own practical experience.
  • North Harbor Dairy Farm: Focus on feed efficiency components together with CRV

    “We have always been a detail-oriented, high-production dairy. But we have always struggled with components. I made the CRV jump because we wanted to focus on components. We saw the value of components and we knew it was going to continue to increase," says Brian Robbins, owner of the 1,200-cow herd North Harbor Dairy Farm in Sackets Harbor, New York. With the help of CRV Sales Representative Tim Fargo, Brian adapted a new breeding strategy. "Nowadays I don't get too involved in it. I told Tim what I was looking for, eight or nine years ago. He has done very well. So, I don't really ask a lot of questions," Brian Robbins says.
  • Grootendorst Farms; Always looking for more commercial cows

    Grootendorst Farms, located in Maryhill, Ontario, Canada, is owned and operated by brothers Henk and Ary Grootendorst. They farm 1000 acres, and milk 600 cows 3 times a day in a double 16 herringbone parlor. The immaculately kept farm produces 11,800 kg milk, with 4.33% fat, and 3.38% protein.