What makes a good
UK grazing cow?
UK farmers, the Grangers have been working with LIC for 18 years to create cows that
best suit their system. They helped us with our latest video "What makes a good UK grazing
cow?” which can actually be related to most pasture-based dairy systems all over the world.
The Fundamentals of
In July, LIC UK and LIC NZ GM, Malcom Ellis, ran a series
of farmer workshops focussed on ‘Improving your herd to
meet the challenges of a changing dairy industry’.
SGL Hereford - meet the
people behind the bulls
Behind every good bull there’s an innovative
breeder with a story and LIC’s Short Gestation
Length (SGL) Hereford team is no exception.
Three quick questions to
consider before you stop AI
The natural mating period follows AI on most farms,
but do service bulls really provide you with enough
bull power to get your cows back in calf?
Read how two Irish farmers made the move from milking
70 cows to 200 successfully with the use of
easy-care, efficient and fertile crossbreds.
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.
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.
Growing Heifers Well
Delivers Real Benefits
Get the best out of the genetics you purchase by growing
your replacements to their breeding value based target
liveweights and set them up for a productive and profitable life.
Harness The Power
Of Genetic Gain
Malcom Ellis, commercial dairy farmer and LIC GM NZ Markets,
makes some interesting observations around his experience in dairying
and points out a new approach may be needed for success in the future.
The Art of Mastering
a Game Plan
Read how one New Zealand farmer puts his herd's 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.
Get MORE with
the Short Straw
With bulls selectively bred to shorten gestation length
up to 10 days, your cows get more time to recover, more
chance of getting back in calf and more days in milk.
LIC - Investing
in the future
At LIC, our job is IMPROVEMENT.