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Sunday, 03 May 2015 12:24

Top LIC breeders celebrated

Top bull breeders met this month to celebrate their contribution to New Zealand’s dairy industry.

Published in General News
Sunday, 03 May 2015 12:17

Luck of the straw produces top bull

Waikato sharemiker Barry Old doesn’t consider himself a bull breeder. So, when his champion bull Mint Edition was inducted into LIC’s hall of fame this month, the Tatuanui 50/50 sharemilker felt it was surreal.

Published in General News
Saturday, 02 May 2015 12:06

Breeders proving it can be done

Southland farmers Yvonne and Steven Dennis are LIC Sire Proving Scheme farmers of the year.

Published in General News
Thursday, 30 April 2015 17:01

Green drought still in play

The drought has gradually broken across most parts of Waikato but many farmers are still in the grips of a ‘green’ drought, with large differences in rainfall and average pasture covers. 

Published in Management
Friday, 17 April 2015 17:08

Dairy shed sensor firm eyes prize

LIC subsidiary Dairy Automation Limited (DAL) is a finalist in two categories of the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards.

Published in Agribusiness
Friday, 13 March 2015 00:00

Small cows, more milk from Kiwi genetics

Do bigger cows mean more milk in the vat? No, says Australian farmer Sue Walton. Sue and husband David proved this when they switched to buying genetics from LIC 10 years ago, chiefly for easier calving.

Published in Management
Thursday, 12 March 2015 15:18

Make a plan now to beat the dry

At last some much needed rain has fallen.  But some farms have had less 30 mm, so pastures are still declining quickly and I am seeing large differences in average pasture cover (APC) between farms.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:18

LIC partners with cow health firm

LIC says its new partnership with a global cow health company is growing the business and providing New Zealand farmers more choice.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 12 February 2015 14:17

Half-year performance better than expected for LIC

LIC has recorded a solid performance in the first half of the financial year. In the six months to 30 November 2014, the co-op achieved revenue of $159 million, 17.7% higher than the same period last year.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 00:00

Champion bull heads up the ramp

LIC's champion bull Howies Checkpoint 508077 is heading to the works after delivering his last semen.

Published in Agribusiness

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