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28 Apr 2016 Jersey Momentum Builds
Farmers received the latest herd improvement intelligence on the Jersey breed and the return of top quality LIC Jersey bulls at an LIC Jersey Field Day in Te Aroha this morning.
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05 Apr 2016 LIC Jersey bulls make a strong comeback
LIC’s Jersey Premier Sires bulls have cemented their position at the top of the national Jersey Ranking of Active Sires (RAS) list, released at the weekend.
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23 Mar 2016 Herd information helps farmers save money in tight times
Tough economic times are causing farmers to analyse every aspect of their business, right down to the performance of individual animals. That’s why the Dairy Women’s Network and LIC are working together to host workshops to help dairy farmers learn how to make better herd management decisions.

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25 Feb 2016 LIC invoice changes
As a result of farmer feedback, we are making some changes to improve LIC invoices. These changes will take place on March 1st 2016.

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10 Feb 2016 LIC posts half year result
Livestock Improvement Corporation (NZX: LIC) has announced its half-year result for the six months ended 30 November 2015.
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03 Feb 2016 LIC completes purchase of dairy cow heat detection aid business
LIC completed its acquisition of the Australian-based Beacon Heat Detectors Pty Ltd this week, effective 1 February 2016.
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24 Dec 2015 LIC to buy Australian heat detection aid manufacturer
LIC has agreed to purchase 75 per cent of Australian heat detection aid manufacturer, Beacon Heat Detectors Pty Ltd.

Beacon is a New South Wales-based company which develops, manufactures and sells products to assist dairy farmers in identifying when cows are in oestrous and ready for artificial insemination

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19 Nov 2015 Appointment of Chief Information Officer
Livestock Improvement Corporation Limited (NZX: LIC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Littlefair as Chief Information Officer (CIO).
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17 Nov 2015 How now, New Zealand cow?
New Zealand’s five million milking cows are doing a great job of efficiently producing milk, according to the latest 2014-15 dairy statistics released today. New Zealand cows are producing more milk with more milksolids than 10 years ago.
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23 Oct 2015 Annual Meeting Results
Attached are the copies of the results presented at our Annual Meeting on 20th October.
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22 Oct 2015 LIC anticipates reduced earnings
Livestock Improvement Corporation (NZX: LIC) anticipates reduced earnings for the 2015-2016 season as a result of the lower dairy payout and farmers reducing spending with the co-operative.
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21 Oct 2015 Candace Kinser appointed to LIC board
LIC has appointed Candace Kinser as an independent director to its Board, effective immediately. Candace replaces Jay Waldvogel, who was appointed to the LIC Board as one of three independent directors in 2003 and did not seek reappointment in 2015.
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19 Oct 2015 New bulls shakeup AB leader board
Jersey bull Bonacord TGM Brock leads out the group of new graduates from LIC’s sire proving scheme, taking out the top spot for his breed on the RAS list and as the highest ranked young graduate across all breeds (Cross, Friesian and Jersey).
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02 Oct 2015 MINDA App Update available
A new version of MINDA App is being released which will require users to download an update.
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18 Sep 2015 Genetic variations identified to enable improved dairy cow fertility
LIC scientists have discovered new genetic variations which can impact a cow’s ability to carry a calf to full term.
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16 Sep 2015 FarmWise Offering Support
FarmWise are regularly publishing strategies on how to plan ahead and manage dairy businesses through this tough period and provide an outline of the key things to think about.
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01 Sep 2015 LIC announced as one of two new partners for Dairy Women's Network
Dairy Women’s Network is thrilled to welcome two new partners aboard to assist the Network in offering education and support to dairy farming women.
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05 Aug 2015 Top bull picks for season
LIC’s bull acquisition team share their top picks of the bulls that will be available this spring across the Jersey, Holstein-Friesian and KiwiCross breeds.
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23 Jul 2015 LIC full year result
Total LIC revenue for the year ended 31 May was $232 million, a 10 percent increase on the previous year. Core technology and infrastructure investment had an impact on net profit, down $4.4 million on the previous year to $13.7 million.
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21 Jul 2015 More days in milk worth $11 million
Short gestation dairy genetics is expected to generate more than $11 million in extra milk production for New Zealand farmers this spring.
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20 Jul 2015 Back to Basics
Darren Sutton, Waikato FarmWise consultant, discusses the importance of pasture utilisation.
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17 Jul 2015 Animal Evaluation run and expected calving dates in MINDA
Some farmers may be experiencing issues with expected calving date records in MINDA.
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15 Jul 2015 LIC sires named best in season
For the second consecutive year, LIC sires have taken out special awards from the Holstein-Friesian and Jersey breed societies... both awards recognise proofs in terms of traits other than production, and the ability of the sires to produce outstanding dairy progeny.
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15 Jun 2015 Darren Sutton - winter management strategies during a low payout year
Darren Sutton, Waikato FarmWise consultant, offers an overview of how to get through winter and beyond in the low payout climate.
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12 Jun 2015 New partnership to provide enhanced pasture management for farmers
Farmer-owned co-operative LIC has entered into a partnership with Precision Farming Ltd, supplier of GIS-based systems that manage the application of farm nutrients to optimise pasture growth including fertiliser and effluent.
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11 Jun 2015 Base cow update now scheduled for June 2016
NZAEL have delayed the genetic-base-cow update by 12 months. The update is now scheduled to occur in June 2016. Click here for more information.
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10 Jun 2015 New app to keep cow health in-check
A new one-stop-shop for LIC apps is now available which includes a health feature, alongside other handy features like the cow record look-up database, a tool for recording of calving and mating events, and a tool for getting pasture information.
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02 Jun 2015 Improvement focus for farmer co-op at Fieldays
An automated heat detection system for herringbone sheds, a smartphone app to record and review health treatments, intended bull teams for the 2015/2016 season, online tools to improve herd reproduction, and latest developments in short gestation genetics are among LIC features between its two Fielday sites at Mystery Creek this year.
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02 Jun 2015 Fieldays preview: Heat detection for herringbone sheds
LIC’s exclusive new camera system for herringbone sheds includes a unique in-race photo booth that cows walk through as they exit the milking shed.
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26 May 2015 Livestock Improvement Corporation 2015 Governance and Representation Election Results
At the close of a postal ballot (4pm Friday 15 May 2015) the following candidates for Directors, Shareholder Councillors and Shareholder Honoraria Committee were elected.
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25 May 2015 SIDE 2015 - don’t miss New Zealand’s premier dairy conference!
For inspiration, motivation, and new knowledge, SIDE 2015 is a must-see conference. June 22 to June 24, Lincoln University, Canterbury.
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05 May 2015 Toward 2025 - Strategy and Technology Roadshow from June 22
The Board wants to understand your views as we consider LIC’s implementation of its strategy over the next few years.
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04 May 2015 Minister opens ‘world-leading’ herd test facility in Hamilton
The new $5 million facility at the Riverlea site includes a laboratory which processes 10 million milk samples each year, alongside the analysis of 750,000 tissue and milk samples.
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