Green to Gold - Issue 1
This edition covers some great topics. We look at what is takes
to grow young stock to their full potential, we profile some of the
latest 2017 sires and we also feature a young lady in Western Districts
who is achieving top results through keeping things simple on farm.
Switching to crossbred cows
- a championship style game plan
A stalwart of the famous Meath Gaelic Football teams of the 1980’s and
early 1990’s, Moynalvey-based dairy farmer, Liam Harnan, took the strategic
decision to move from a Holstein Friesian to a crossbred herd in 2013.
2017 New Zealand
Study Farm Tour
Are you interested in seeing dairy farming from a
different perspective and maybe learning something new
to drive productivity on your farm? Register your interest
now for LIC's 4 to 5 day NZ Study Farm Tour.
The Importance of
Body Condition Score
LIC Farmwise consultant, Darren Sutton, discusses what
you should be thinking about to ensure cow condition is
protected through autumn and winter.
Harness The Power
Of Genetic Gain
Malcom Ellis, commercial dairy farmer and LIC GM Emerging Markets,
makes some interesting observations around his experience in dairying
and points out a new approach may be needed for success in the future.
Genomically-selected bulls have been marketed by LIC for
eight years. Here, we offer insight into into the progress
that has been made since 2013.
The Art of Mastering
a Game Plan
Read how one New Zealand farmer puts his tight calving
interval squarely down to Short Gestation Length (SGL) semen,
and how he's seen plenty of his cows calve at 265-268 days
- substantially earlier than the standard 282 days.
Make Sure you Draw
the Short Straw
With bulls selectively bred to shorten gestation length
up to 10 days, you can shorten calving, shorten time not
in milk and shorten future empty rates.
LIC - Investing
in the future
At LIC, our job is IMPROVEMENT.