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About Us

LIC is a farmer-owned co-operative that provides a range of services and solutions to improve the productivity and prosperity of farmers.

We have pioneered some of the biggest innovations that provide today’s farmers with a competitive edge, including the systematic testing of milk quality, Long Last Liquid (fresh) semen, DNA technology to genomically identify and help select elite sires, and more recently a short gestation bull team bred to deliver offspring up to 10 days early.

Today our products and services include dairy genetics, herd recording software, herd testing, DNA parentage verification, farm advisory services, integrated shed automation systems and milk testing sensors.

• Three out of four New Zealand dairy cows are sired by an LIC bull

• 10.7 million milk samples are analysed by LIC’s herd testing service each year (collected from 8,100 herds)

• Over 4 million straws of fresh semen are despatched for insemination to cows all over the country during spring mating period (135,000 straws on peak day)

• 827,000 animal samples (DNA and milk) are analysed each year for disease identification, gene testing and parentage verification

• LIC’s animal identification and information management system is used by the majority of NZ dairy farmers

• Our head office is in New Zealand and we have offices in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Brazil and the USA. We also export to over 20 countries across the globe

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