Displaying items by tag: LIC

Wednesday, 11 November 2020 10:18

Balanced approach to breeding paying off

The motivation of dairy farmers to create herds that are more efficient converters of feed-to-profit is long-held, but a balanced approach to breeding is paramount for optimal on-farm success.

Published in Management

Paddocks are among a farmer’s biggest and most important assets but occasionally they need a makeover in the form of regrassing.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 10:55

Agritech can give green shoots for post-Covid rescue

Agritech has a vital role to play in the COVID-19 recovery, according to LIC chief executive Wayne McNee.

Published in Opinion

Each year about 900 of LIC’s qualified AB technicians (AB techs) visit farms in their local area, artificially inseminating thousands of cows between September and January.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 30 September 2020 12:17

OSPRI and LIC join forces

OSPRI and the Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) are urging farmers to play their part in improving animal traceability at a critical time on farm.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 16 September 2020 12:52

LIC bulls take top awards

It may have not been three in a row, but one Manawatu farm has achieved a hat-trick of sorts after winning this year’s coveted Mahoe Trophy.

Published in Management
Friday, 04 September 2020 09:06

Bull parent to 170,000 daughters

One of LIC’s longest-serving bulls has reached the achievement of selling one million semen straws, just in time for Father’s Day.

Published in General News
Friday, 21 August 2020 11:21

Beefed up for dairy

In what is a significant shift forward in the animal welfare space, dairy farmers are more focused than ever on reducing the number of bobby calves leaving their properties.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 28 July 2020 06:25

LIC's $18m windfall

Farmer co-op LIC will pay $18 million in dividends to shareholders after a strong full-year result.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 08 July 2020 12:17

Surviving, thriving this

Winter may have just begun but most farmers are already looking ahead to the next season and the one beyond that.

Published in Management

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