24 August 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

  • Living without inductions

    Farmers facing life without inductions in 2015 for the first time need to start making some important decisions right now, says Joyce Voogt, dairy farmer, veterinarian and LIC reproduction solutions manager.

  • New breeding team raring to go

    Livestock selection is stepping up a notch at LIC, as new roles are formed and SPS bull teams are expanded to further refine rates of genetic gain on New Zealand farms.

  • Strong farming year drives good result for LIC and its farmer owners

    LIC revenue and other income for 2013/2014 was $211 million, 6% ahead of the $199 million achieved during 2012/2013. LIC net profit after tax was $18.0 million, down $5.6 million from the previous year, largely reflecting increased spend on core technology and infrastructure.

  • Winter Management after the Drought

    Waikato FarmWise consultant Darren Sutton gives a rural run-down of the situation in his area

  • Money to be made from improved cow fertility

    In partnership with Cognosco, LIC is visiting eight towns throughout Nelson-Marlborough to present key findings of the national herd fertility study (funded by DairyNZ), and talk with farmers about the opportunities that come from improved reproductive performance.


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