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Long-term Genomics Investment By LIC Paying Off For Dairy Farmers

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 5:48 pm | LIC

An investment of more than $78 million over the past decade by LIC into genomic science and genome sequencing technology is generating markedly increased productivity and health traits for dairy cows and better returns for dairy farmers. LIC’s Board ... More >>

Bull Semen Flies Out Door As LIC Ships Biggest Volume Ever To South Island

Saturday, 31 October 2020, 6:28 am | LIC

Demand for LIC’s fresh liquid bull semen is literally flying out the door as demand rockets. The cooperative has chartered a plane through Mainland Air to airfreight over 70,000 straws of semen (its biggest inter-island shipment) from Hamilton to ... More >>

LIC flying in supplies for flood-hit farmers

Monday, 9 December 2019, 5:08 pm | LIC

The critical spring mating period is underway on most of the country’s dairy farms, but heavy rain, slips and floodwaters have closed key roads in the South Island, making it difficult to reach a number of flood-hit farms and get the cows in-calf. ... More >>

LIC Officially Opens Upgraded Facility in Manawatu

Friday, 8 March 2019, 5:00 pm | LIC

LIC’s semen processing centre in the Manawatu was officially opened this week following an injection of more than $1 million to upgrade the facilities. LIC, a herd improvement and agritech co-operative, is the country’s largest supplier of artificial breeding ... More >>

LIC welcomes Fonterra’s a2 announcement

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 5:29 pm | LIC

The farmer-owned co-operative, which breeds up to 80% of the national dairy herd, says this increase in supply matches the demand it has experienced for its A2 genetics and testing services. Last year, the co-operative introduced dedicated A2 bull teams ... More >>

LIC’s Murray King named Co-operative Leader of the Year

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 1:41 pm | LIC

Farmer owned co-operative LIC is pleased to announce its board chairman Murray King has been named Co-operative Leader of the Year at the Co-operative Business NZ Awards 2018. More >>

Country’s top bull breeders celebrated

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 4:28 pm | LIC

Some of the country’s top bull breeders came together in Hamilton this week (9 May) to celebrate their contribution to the next generation of elite genetics for the New Zealand dairy industry. More >>

New app helps farmers manage mastitis

Monday, 10 October 2016, 1:15 pm | LIC

A new app for farmers has been launched by LIC Automation to help those with CellSense in-line sensors to more easily manage mastitis in their herd. More >>

LIC Purchasea Dairy Cow Heat Detection Aid Business

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 2:14 pm | LIC

LIC Completes Purchase of Dairy Cow Heat Detection Aid Business LIC completed its acquisition of the Australian-based Beacon Heat Detectors Pty Ltd this week, effective 1 February 2016. The farmer-owned co-operative, which supplies dairy genetics to ... More >>

LIC full year result

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 10:47 am | LIC

Farmer-owned co-operative, Livestock Improvement Corporation (NZX: LIC), has announced its result for the year ending 31 May 2015. The result is summarised below, with more information attached in the Chairman’s letter to LIC shareholders. Revenue: ... More >>

LIC sires named best in season

Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 1:50 pm | LIC

LIC sires named best in season Two of LIC’s artificial breeding bulls were named sires of the season by Jersey and Holstein-Friesian breed societies at their annual conferences last month. South Land Jericho received Jersey New Zealand’s JT Thwaites ... More >>

Country’s top bull breeders celebrated

Monday, 20 April 2015, 12:10 pm | LIC

Country’s top bull breeders celebrated Some of the country’s top bull breeders came together last week, at a special event to celebrate their contribution to New Zealand’s dairy industry. Breeders from all over the country (listed below) were ... More >>

Half year performance better than expected for farmer co-op

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 1:33 pm | LIC

In the six months to 30 November 2014, the co-op achieved revenue of $159 million, 17.7% higher than the same period last year. More >>

LIC forms partnership with cow intelligence provider

Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 1:33 pm | LIC

Farmer-owned co-operative LIC (NZX:LIC) has secured a new strategic partnership with the world-leading cow monitoring and milking intelligence solutions company, SCR. More >>

Leading farm automation businesses to merge

Friday, 12 December 2014, 5:06 pm | LIC

LIC is merging its farm automation and milking sensor businesses to deliver more integrated technology and meet demand from farmers. More >>

All I want for Christmas is more AB

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 1:35 pm | LIC

LIC is making plans to get more cows in-calf at Christmas in response to high demand for its short gestation genetics offering and as farmers find new ways to maximise the benefits this season. More >>

Food, colours top calf names for 2014

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 4:32 pm | LIC

Food, colours top calf names for 2014 Jack and Olivia may be the most popular baby names in New Zealand - but when it comes to newborn calves, it seems food and colours are flavours of the month. Bluey, Violet, and Peanut are three of the calves entered ... More >>