The days of cafes getting milk in plastic bottles may be numbered if two young Dunedin entrepreneurs have their way.
A milestone 55 years in the making was passed in a split-second: with one clamp of a tag punch LIC tagged its 10,000th sire proving scheme (SPS) bull calf.
The genetic gain and value that LIC bulls are delivering on New Zealand dairy farms is confirmed in the latest Ranking of Active Sires (RAS) list.
Animal breeding company LIC says its bulls have again taken the top spots in the all-industry list for top bulls across New Zealand.
Farmer-owned cooperative, Livestock Improvement Corporation, made a loss of $4 million in the year to May 31 2016, down from a profit of $13.7 million the previous year.
Six years of exceptional dairy progeny will remain the legacy of CRV Ambreed jersey bull Okura Lika Murmur as he retires this month, the company says.
Farmer co-op LIC has to win over a sceptical shareholder base before opening its automation business to outside investors.
Two groups committed to the Jersey breed are joining forces and expertise to breed even better cows.