Wednesday, 13 July 2016 12:55

LIC best to stick to its knitting

Dairy farmers at a well-attended LIC meeting at Morrinsville heard chairman Murray King propose splitting the co-op into two parts – a herd improvement co-op and an agri-technology company.

Published in Opinion

Farmer co-op LIC has to win over a sceptical shareholder base before opening its automation business to outside investors.

Published in General News
Thursday, 23 June 2016 12:55

Many questions over LIC proposal

Bigger is not always better, but it seems that in business the size of the prize sometimes obscures the cost of pursuit.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 12:55

Jersey’s future looks brighter

Two groups committed to the Jersey breed are joining forces and expertise to breed even better cows.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 09:55

LIC scores well in sires listing

LIC reports it has scored well in the latest Ranking of Active Sires (RAS) list.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 08:55

LIC eyes partial float

Farmer cooperative LIC is likely to seperate into two entities before the end of this year.

Published in General News
Sunday, 05 June 2016 09:55

Keeping Johne’s at bay

Help is at hand for dairy farmers facing Johne's disease in their cattle, says LIC.

Published in Farm Health
Saturday, 04 June 2016 15:55

Taking the heat out of detection

Heat detection and getting cows back in calf has the potential for a marked effect on the bottom line of any dairy operation.

Published in Machinery & Products

Commonly I hear farmers say, "Why bother with low cell count when there are no financial incentives from my dairy company to maintain a low bulk somatic cell count?"

Published in Farm Health

An automated body condition scoring system for New Zealand-bred cows will be launched at National Fieldays next month.

Published in General News
 

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