Massive milestone for dairy industry:
LIC tags its 10,000th bull!
With one clamp of a handheld tag punch,
LIC’s 10,000th Sire Proving Scheme (SPS)
bull calf has been tagged.
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.
Stairway to Potential
LIC farms manager, Dave Hale explains what
goes on on the Newstead bull farm in New Zealand
Behind Every Great Bull
is a Great Farming Family
Passion, knowledge, dedication – that’s what it takes to breed a top bull
Mythbuster: Pasture Not
a Complete Fuel Source
DairyNZ senior scientist Jane Kay busts the myth around pasture
not being a complete fuel source for a cow's engine.
Latest Industry Results Confirm
LIC has the Best Bulls – By Far
An update of New Zealand's Ranking of Active Sires has showcased
27 of LIC's bulls among the best 30 on the All Breeds list.
The New Direction
for Your Success
LIC is one of the oldest farming co-operatives in New Zealand,
with a proud history of providing service and solutions
to improve farmer prosperity since 1909.