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‘One-of-a-kind’ Jersey bull enters New Zealand Hall of Fame

‘One-of-a-kind’ Jersey bull enters New Zealand Hall of Fame

A “one-of-a-kind” Jersey bull has been inducted into New Zealand’s ‘Hall of Fame’ for the “profound influence” he has had...

May 15, 2019

How one dairy farmer went from an employee to farm manager and business partner

How one dairy farmer went from an employee to farm manager and business partner

LIC (Livestock Improvement Corporation), the New Zealand farmer-owned co-operative, held its Pasture to Profit Conference 2018 in Birmingham yesterday, October...

October 17, 2018

LIC Pasture to Profit 2018: ‘Control the controllable when it comes to your soil’

LIC Pasture to Profit 2018: ‘Control the controllable when it comes to your soil’

LIC (Livestock Improvement Corporation), the New Zealand farmer-owned co-operative, held its Pasture to Profit Conference 2018 in Birmingham yesterday, October...

October 17, 2018

NI indepth: ‘New Zealand inspired me to swap sucklers for dairy cows’

NI indepth: ‘New Zealand inspired me to swap sucklers for dairy cows’

A working trip to New Zealand inspired a Co. Tyrone beef and sheep farmer’s son to take the brave decision...

December 12, 2017

Is your farm up to the six-week in-calf rate challenge?

Is your farm up to the six-week in-calf rate challenge?

A six-week in-calf rate is important for driving dairy farm profitability, according to LIC’s Joyce Voogt. Voogt, Manager of the...

November 22, 2016

Dairy farmers – advice for 2016: ‘Keep it simple stupid’

Dairy farmers – advice for 2016: ‘Keep it simple stupid’

Irish dairy farmers must strive to improve grassland output and utilisation in 2016, according to Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) advisor...

January 26, 2016

90% of herd fertility is good management

90% of herd fertility is good management

Around 90% of herd fertility is management related and less than 10% heritability in breeding fertility from one generation of...

November 18, 2014

Will producing extra milk achieve a profit or even a return on investment?

Will producing extra milk achieve a profit or even a return on investment?

With just over five months to go to quota removals in the EU, the big question for many farmers looking...

October 23, 2014

New Zealand dairy farmers facing life without inductions in 2015

New Zealand dairy farmers facing life without inductions in 2015

Forced birth (inductions) has been used as a tool to address calving pattern issues on New Zealand dairy farms for...

August 19, 2014

Shortening dairy cows’ gestation by 10 days

Shortening dairy cows’ gestation by 10 days

In a world-first, New Zealand’s Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) has released a new genetics solution which will shorten the period...

July 21, 2014

Scientists discover ‘fat gene’ in cows

Scientists discover ‘fat gene’ in cows

New Zealand-based co-op, Livestock Improvement Company (LIC) has discovered genetic variations which impact milk composition in dairy cows. All cows...

June 27, 2014