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Exciting project in Germany

LIC Europe is working with New Zealand companies, Gallagher and Waikato Milking Systems, on a unique project started by Irish farmers, Paul and Stephen Costello, in Germany. The Costello’s have invested in a 1600ha unit just south of Brandenburg. The farm is unique to the area, aiming to produce pasture-based milk for local consumers.

Step towards better animal predictions

LIC has invested $70 million over the last three decades to improve the accuracy of its animal evaluation system with improved data providing better predictions on breeding worth for our farmers and industry.

COVID-19 update – we are still here for you

In recent light of the ever-evolving situation concerning COVID-19, LIC Ireland’s number one priority is the safety of you, your staff and family, and our people.

New Systems Manager appointed for LIC Ireland

The new Systems Manager for Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) Ireland will visit farmers throughout the country over the coming months to discuss environmental sustainability, feed efficiency and efficient cows, as the business continues its drive to help improve the national dairy herd.

New Zealand co-operative launches its first Irish-bred bulls to market

Genetics from the first graduates of Livestock Improvement Corporation’s (LIC) Irish bull breeding programme are available to purchase.

LIC appoints pasture to profit consultant in Tipperary

LIC (Livestock Improvement Corporation), the New Zealand farmer-owned co-operative, has announced the appointment of Kathryn George to the role of pasture to profit consultant.

Setting up your herd for a successful breeding season

Joyce Voogt BVSc, LIC International Technical Manager, will be a guest speaker at this year’s LIC/Eurogene Information Meeting and Farm Walk tour. As a trained vet and reproduction specialist, Joyce will be discussing heat detection, body condition score, heifer management and dealing with non-cyclers.

Expanding with crossbreds: ‘Too many people regret the opportunities they didn’t take’

Previously milking a herd of 70 high-yielding Holstein-Friesian cows, husband and wife team, Joe and Kathleen Kirwan, decided to expand their farming business with their family's future in mind. Now milking 200 cows, with great results, Joe and Kathleen are moving toward an easy-care, high-producing and fertile crossbred herd.

LIC Ireland reports year of growth plus new ‘Premier Club’ to benefit Irish farmers

LIC Ireland has announced they have had one of their most successful years in the Irish market to date, with growth over the past 12 months of 15%.

Crossbreds Help Expansion Plan on LIC Monitor Farm

There is absolutely no doubt in Joe’s mind that the expansion journey they have embarked on, which includes plans to milk 220 cows by 2020, would not be possible without easy-care, crossbred cows.

Executing a championship style game plan when making the switch to crossbred cows

A stalwart of the famous Meath Gaelic Football teams of the 1980’s and early 1990’s, Liam Harnan knows how to follow a game plan. Victorious in two All-Ireland finals, the Moynalvey-based dairy farmer took the strategic decision to move from a Holstein Friesian to a crossbred herd in 2013.

New Zealand farming style adapted for Irish conditions

A series of farm partnerships, run under the banner of Captal farms, is now milking 1,500 cows on four farms and has ambitious plans for the future.