Thursday, 31 October 2013 10:00

The spy who tweeted me

A SECRET agent of a different kind is making herself known to farmers worldwide and proving there’s more to life onfarm than meets the eye, says LIC.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 15:24

Learn it online

LIC HAS launched an ‘online learning centre’ to help farmers to update skills and knowledge without leaving the farm. 

Published in Management
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 09:58

Keeping it simple pays off

"I'm not a high-tech farmer. I just concentrate on getting the basics right."

Published in General News
Thursday, 25 July 2013 14:29

LIC earnings rise despite drought

Despite the drought, more farmers turned to LIC for animal health and artificial breeding services in 2012-13.

Published in General News
Friday, 07 June 2013 09:49

Dewdney joins PGW

Former LIC boss Mark Dewdney is the new chief executive of PGG Wrightson (PGW).

Published in General News
Monday, 20 May 2013 14:31

Pendulum to swing back to Jerseys?

The Jersey breed was one of the foundation stones of the New Zealand dairy industry; not so today with the number and popularity of these brown cows diminishing initially in favour of the larger-framed Friesians but more latterly for crossbreds.

Published in General News

DairyNZ subsidiary NZ Animal Evaluation Ltd (NZAEL), has reached agreement with LIC and CRV Ambreed for a standardised presentation of parentage and daughter based estimates as well as genomic based estimates for bulls this autumn.

Published in General News
Thursday, 02 May 2013 14:04

LIC discovers small calf gene

Use of DNA sequence technology by farmer cooperative Livestock Improvement (LIC) has led to the discovery of a recessive small calf gene - opening the door to managing small calf syndrome out of the dairy industry.

Published in General News
Monday, 29 April 2013 11:30

McNee quits for LIC

Wayne McNee is resigning as director general of the Ministry for Primary Industries to take up a new role as chief executive of the Livestock Improvement Corporation LIC.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 14:06

Cash-converter cows sorted in feed trial

SCIENTISTS FROM DairyNZ, LIC and the Australian dairy industry have been able to prove that some calves and cows are more efficient converters of feed than others.

Published in Management
 

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