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
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:11

LIC shareholders urged to vote

The chair of LIC's Shareholder Council, Jenny Morrison, is urging shareholders to have a say on the future home of what's commonly known as 'the core database'.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:30

Line up for Checkpoint

IT’S A day-on, day-off working week for New Zealand’s best ever artificial breeding bull Howies Checkpoint. Farmers are lining up to use the ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ bull in the upcoming dairy mating season, but LIC says it has to make sure he doesn’t get worn out. 

Published in Agribusiness
Thursday, 11 October 2012 10:02

Mutant calves could go to court

Federated Farmers has brokered what could be its last meeting before the mutant calf issue ends up before the Courts and/or the Commerce Commission.

Published in General News
 

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