All-out AB vs.
AB + natural-mate
LIC's reproduction specialists compare all-AB herds with
AB-plus-natural-mating herds. Is there any difference in
reproductive outcomes between the two approaches?
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 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.
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.
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.
LIC - Investing
in the future
At LIC, our job is IMPROVEMENT.