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27 Jul 2016 LIC bulls remain undisputed champions
LIC bulls have again taken the top spots in the all-industry list for top bulls across New Zealand, which is based on a system developed by independent industry experts.
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21 Jul 2016 LIC full year result 2015-2016
Farmer-owned co-operative, Livestock Improvement Corporation (NZX: LIC), has announced its result for the year ending 31 May 2016.
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20 Jun 2016 Genetic Base Cow Update
NZAEL has updated the genetic base cow over the weekend.
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10 Jun 2016 New MINDA goes live
A new online version of the herd management system most New Zealand farmers use will be officially launched at Fieldays by LIC.
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09 Jun 2016 Tribute to Dr. Colin Holmes
We would like to acknowledge with sadness the passing of Dr. Colin Holmes, retired Professor of Dairy Production at Massey University. Originally from Northern Ireland, Colin accepted a 5 year lectureship at Massey University in 1966 and has made an enormous contribution to the NZ dairy industry ever since.
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09 Jun 2016 LIC shareholder roadshow meetings details: Capital structure proposal
Livestock Improvement Corporation is hosting a roadshow, discussing with its shareholders its capital structure proposal.

All shareholders are encouraged to attend the meetings.

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03 Jun 2016 LIC bulls deliver top results for farmers
LIC is celebrating the co-operative’s top bulls with the release of the industry’s latest Ranking of Active Sires (RAS) list – which ranks the top breeding bulls in New Zealand.
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02 Jun 2016 LIC’s Hereford SGL Breeding Programme about to get another shot in the arm
Annual Embryo Transfer (ET) activity is about to get underway in LIC’s SGL Hereford programme.
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01 Jun 2016 Agreement will build a stronger future for the golden breed
Two organisations committed to the Jersey breed are joining forces and expertise to breed even better dairy cows into the future.

The breed society, Jersey New Zealand, and herd improvement company, Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC), have signed an agreement to work together to jointly select and prove the genetic merit of additional top young Jersey bulls.

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31 May 2016 LIC releases information to shareholders ahead of roadshow meetings
Livestock Improvement Corporation (NZX:LIC) today releases reference information for shareholders ahead of the roadshow meetings commencing on 7 June. The attached presentation and FAQs refer.
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24 May 2016 LIC 2016 Governance and Representation Election Results
At the close of a postal ballot (4pm Monday 23 May 2016) the following candidates for Directors, Shareholder Councillors and Shareholder Honoraria Committee were elected.
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18 May 2016 Johne’s disease solutions available
Help is at hand for dairy farmers facing a problem with Johne’s disease in their cattle. LIC is reminding farmers of the options available from their herd improvement co-operative to help them manage the disease, including diagnostic testing and a comprehensive Johne’s disease management guide developed by experts.
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16 May 2016 LIC announces a shareholder roadshow to discuss a capital structure proposal
Livestock Improvement Corporation (NZX:LIC) is to hold a series of shareholder meetings around the country, commencing 7 June in Gore, to discuss proposed changes to the co-operative’s capital structure
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09 May 2016 Zooming in on heat for herringbones
Farmers who milk in herringbones now have an easy to use and high tech solution to accurately identify which of their cows are on heat.
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04 May 2016 DeLaval and LIC Automation announce cooperation
Two of the major players in the NZ dairy industry have announced a collaboration agreement for the benefit of New Zealand dairy farmers. DeLaval and LIC Automation have been working closely together to develop an automated Body Condition Scoring (BCS) measurement system for NZ-bred dairy cows.
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03 May 2016 What makes a great breeder?
Jim and Sue Webster are Taranaki farmers who have contributed two bulls to LIC’s Premier Sires teams marketed in 2015.
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02 May 2016 Behind every great bull is a great farming family
Passion, knowledge, dedication – that’s what it takes to breed a top bull.
These are the qualities being celebrated now by dairy genetics co-operative, Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC).

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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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