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Which Breed Suits Your Needs

Which Breed Suits Your Needs

LIC HOLSTEIN-FRIESIANS HAVE BEEN PROVEN IN A NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL TRIALS TO BE MORE FERTILE, PRODUCE BETTER MILK SOLIDS % AND BE ALL ROUND MORE PROFITABLE THAN NORTH AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN HOLSTEINS.

Selected LIC Holstein-Friesians will:

  • Increase feed conversion efficiency
  • Increased fertility
  • Increase Milk-solids %
  • Improve lifetime production through more lactations
  • Provide strain vigour benefits when breed over Northern Hemisphere Holsteins
  • Out perform any other breed as a third cross option due to maintaining genetic merit.
LIC Holstein-Friesian data carries the % KiwiFriesian.

‘The New Zealand Friesian’ is synonymous with two elements of successful dairying - fertility and longevity.

Today’s strain is the result of more than 100 years of selective pressure, applied by New Zealand farmers who needed cows for seasonal dairying, and their farm improvement company, LIC.

Ultimately you will benefit from a strain that blends the best dairy bloodlines in the world. A strain that many farmers, worldwide, believe to be the ideal dairy cow; quite rightly called ‘KiwiFriesian’.

LIC JERSEYS HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO PERFORM PROFITABLY IN A NUMBER OF ENVIRONMENTS ALL OVER THE WORLD. ACTUAL PROOF COMPARISONS NOT CONVERSIONS, SUGGEST STRONGLY THAT LIC JERSEYS ARE OUTPERFORMING MANY OF THE HEAVILY USED GLOBAL JERSEY SIRES.

Selected LIC Jerseys will :

  • Increase capacity and strength
  • Increase fertility
  • Provide a perfect out crossing solution
  • Improve total solids
  • Improve lifetime production through more lactations
  • Increase herd profitability.
KIWICROSS WAS DEVELOPED TO ALLOW ACCESS TO THE BEST GENETICS FROM TWO OF THE LARGEST GENETIC BREED POOLS, HOLSTEIN-FRIESIAN AND JERSEY.

Selected LIC KiwiCross will:

  • Maintain Genetic Merit when cross breeding
  • Be a perfect breeding option over first cross Holstein x Jersey
  • Improve or maintain fertility
  • Provide capacity and sound udders
  • Improve lifetime production and be very profitable
  • Be a sound solution for progressive commercial farmers seeking higher profits

The New Zealand KiwiCross was bred by LIC in response to farmers requesting we provide an answer to “Where do we go from here?”

After that first cross of Jersey over New Zealand Holstein-Friesian.

They required an animal which would take the guesswork out of that second cross, and simplify mating management during AI.
Use this breed to put over your already crossbred cows to keep the size more even, whilst retaining some Hybrid Vigour. You can also use this breed to inject higher components into your Holstein cows.

KiwiCross are generally ideal for heifers, as the sires are mostly all easy calving.

AYRSHIRES ARE MEDIUM SIZED CATTLE WITH EXCELLENT DAIRY CONFORMATION. AYRSHIRES HAVE AN INBUILR HARDINESS THAT ENABLES THEM TO TOLERATE EXTREMES OF CLIMATE.

Selected Ayrshires will :

  • Medium size cattle with excellent dairy conformation.
  • Ease of Calving
  • Natural Hardiness & Foraging Ability
  • Ease of Milking
  • Score well in the farmer scored traits
  • Longevity
  • Somatic Cell Count

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