18 September 2014

Welcome to LIC

We're about improving dairy farmer prosperity.


LIC is a cooperative, so belongs exclusively to its New Zealand-based dairy farmer customers.

The company has a proud history, having pioneered several key initiatives that today provide New Zealand dairy farmers with their competitive edge on the world stage. Examples include the systematic herd testing of milk quality, the distribution of Long Last Liquid (fresh) semen, and the introduction of DNA technology to genomically identify, and select, elite sires.

Our work to continuously improve dairy cow performance continues: A significant part of this responsibility is to provide reproductive solutions that suit the needs of individual farming customers.

On a national scale, it's our pledge to continue to set new benchmarks for our country's dairy herd.

Year in.

Year out.

Latest News

  • Runnin' down the days

    When entering his sixth week of calving, Corrigan Sowman was 88 percent done, having calved 720 of his 820-strong KiwiCross herd. The farm calved 120 more cows compared to the same date two years previous, and the Takaka farmer puts that directly down to use of short gestation length semen at the tail-end of mating.

  • Free software training for farmers

    Brush-up on your farm software skills with free MINDA and Protrack workshops being held by LIC trainers throughout New Zealand during September and October.

  • LIC bulls dominate RAS list

    LIC is seeking to have eight of the top-10 bulls on the RAS list for all three breeds - Holstein Friesian, KiwiCross, and Jersey; Holstein Friesian and KiwiCross bulls have already achieved that this year, and Jersey isn’t far behind with 9 of the top 15 bulls emerging for that breed.

  • Big job ahead for country’s top bulls

    A new record of 135,000 semen straws processed in one day is expected this AB season, with up to 5 million straws to be produced in total from LIC Premier Sires bulls.

  • Don’t undervalue herd improvement in difficult times

    At less than four percent of farm working expenses, the costs of breeding and herd improvement are minimal compared to feed, fertiliser, and wages... potential savings on AB are marginal at best, and while they may provide slim immediate relief, the long term cost of genetically inferior animals is huge.


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