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

UNIVERSITY OF Auckland geneticist Professor Russell Snell has been appointed director of the Joint Graduate School for Dairy being opened at the university this year.

Published in Agribusiness
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 15:43

Free scheme to help lift returns

A FREE scheme to help dairy farmers lift the reproductive performance of their herds and get more cows in-calf within the first six weeks of mating is being launched this month.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 14 February 2013 09:16

Demand growth at LIC

Dairy farmer cooperative, LIC, has recorded strong performance in the first six months of the financial year, with growth in farmer demand for products and services which have a direct impact on income generating production.

Published in General News
Friday, 23 November 2012 16:21

Best season on record

It's official – the last dairy season was the most productive on record thanks to very favourable pasture growth conditions.

Published in General News
Friday, 23 November 2012 15:37

Best season ever

It's official – the last dairy season was the most productive on record thanks to very favourable pasture growth conditions.

Published in General News
Thursday, 15 November 2012 08:44

LIC vote supports database transfer

Shareholders in farmer cooperative, LIC, have voted in favour of transferring the core database to industry good organisation, DairyNZ.

Published in General News
Thursday, 01 November 2012 10:35

Ready for core database transfer

Industry good body DairyNZ says it has the expertise lined-up and waiting for the development and management of a new Dairy Industry Good Animal Database, should Livestock Improvement (LIC) shareholders approve the transfer of the Core Database this month.

Published in General News

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