Wednesday, 30 May 2012 11:03

Meet the best bull in the world

THE BEST bull in the world will be on display at National Fieldays, says LIC.

Published in General News
Thursday, 03 May 2012 09:15

LIC shareholders urged to vote

The retiring chairman of dairy farmer owned cooperative LIC, Stuart Bay, is encouraging shareholders to vote in upcoming elections for two new members to the cooperative's Board of Directors.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 01 May 2012 11:17

Jersey boy sings breed’s praises

A PASSIONATE pledge to lead a resurgence of the Jersey cow was given by LIC’s new acquisition manager for the breed at the Premier Sires Breeding Day, while the KiwiCross manager purred over the success of this newcomer.  A dairy farmer and breeder for 20 years, Malcolm Ellis, who took over the Jersey position in November, gave a commitment to his goal of “J25-25” – a 25% Jersey population by 2025.

Published in Agribusiness
Thursday, 19 April 2012 16:20

Bull’s day out

If taking dust baths and rolling around in the mud are your favourite pastime, you're bound to get pretty dirty. But for New Zealand's top ranked bull, LIC's Howies Checkpoint, it is also a great reason to be treated to the full spa experience.

Published in General News
Thursday, 05 April 2012 14:00

Best breeding brains meet

Farmer royalty will gather this month to acknowledge the best breeding brains, and bulls, in the country.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 03 April 2012 08:25

Drafting can be set up from anywhere

A new innovation means farmers can set up drafting of cows for the next milking from wherever they happen to be, and in the time it takes to send a text.

Published in General News
Friday, 16 March 2012 14:28

Indentifying the top Holstein Friesian

On a farm just out of Te Awamutu, there is an immense rivalry going on. The purpose of the rivalry is to be identified as the best Holstein Friesian 2-year-old in a group of heifers that have been genomically identified as genetically superior.

Published in General News

Imporving their six-week in-calf rate by just 10% means the average New Zealand dairy farmer (386 cows) stands to benefit from an additional $15,440 (based on a $5.50/kgMS payout).

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 14:21

Credit for early genetic technology users

Farmers who used new genomic technology from their cooperative, LIC, in 2008 and 2009 will shortly receive a credit for the premium they paid for the product in those two years.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 14 February 2012 11:36

Scientist wins LIC study grant

One of New Zealand's budding scientists will travel abroad later this year to complete his PhD, after winning the 2012 Doctoral Studentship Award from LIC.

Published in General News

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