The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
LIC’s new satellite technology (called SPACE) that measures pasture cover will be a new feature on the Fieldays site.
LIC chief executive Wayne McNee says it hasn’t found any sign of the disease Mycoplasma bovis in its bulls or semen.
LIC is mourning the passing away of its longest serving staff and one the dairy industry’s most influential scientists.
Researchers at Livestock Improvement Corp (LIC) are working with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to piece together a genetic jigsaw of 15 million pieces.
A lot has changed in farming over the last 22 years since LIC launched the production worth (PW) index in 1996, with breeding worth (BW) and lactation worth (LW).
Picking easy-care cows is about to get a whole lot easier with the first change to the calculation of production worth in 22 years.
The use of New Zealand sourced genetics in LIC and First Light’s joint Wagyu breeding programme is making commercial sense all along the supply chain, the two companies say.