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Category: Bovine Genetics Manager
Location: North Island

Crescent Genetics Limited

Bovine Genetics Manager


  • Overseeing Genetics Decisions on 4-5 High Merit Dairy Herds
  • Cooperating with Operations Manager(s) and Farm Contract Milkers
  • Must be good with detail and systems, and highly competent with Minda
  • Manage relationships with LIC & CRV and other AB companies
  • Contribute to Matriarch Genetics Group
  • Would need to have, or develop a good knowledge of NZAEL systems and indices
  • Involvement with Crescent AB scheme program (15-20 bulls pa) including semen distribution
  • Oversee sale of 50-60 high merit bulls pa
  • Oversee bull lease program of 60 high merit bulls pa
  • Understand and oversee health protocols
  • Oversee annual ET program
  • Overseeing annual TOP program – and have/develop some TOP assessment capability
  • Be involved with mating selection and managing inbreeding controls
  • Potentially overseeing an Annual Sale each year
  • Researching Genetic Diversity and New and Relevant Genes
The job description above may be 70% of a full-time position – this could be managed by:
  • Some release time to work outside of the position
  • Or the position to include other responsibilities such as:

➪ Oversight of Youngstock farm(s)
➪ AB insemination
➪ Calf rearing


  • Current Breed Mix of high merit genetics is 80% Jersey, 15% Xbred, 5% HF
  • One A2 Jersey herd and one Xbred A2 herd
  • The Townshend Family have been breeding recorded Jersey cows since 1916
  • Crescent has NZAEL enrolled 387 Jerseys Sires, 46 Hauraki Xbred Sires and 2 HF Sires
  • Crescent has consistently contributed approximately 10% of NZAEL Jersey RAS list over the last 20 years
  • October 2021 Crescent has 4 Jersey bulls in the top 15 NZAEL Jersey RAS List

All enquiries to Mark Townshend
E: M: 0274 978 658

Date Posted: 2021-11-12


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