30 July 2014
MINDA: Software maintenance means MINDA will be unavailable from 10pm Thursday 24 July to 6am Friday 25 July. Farmers will be unable to access services during this period, including synchronising the software.

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

  • 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.

  • LIC sires named best of season

    Congratulations to the Flemings (Otorohanga) and the Schoutens (Invercargill) for breeding two elite bulls, both of which were formally recognised with recent awards.

  • Farmers invited to talk about fertility at Fieldays

    If farmers hold adequate pregnancy diagnosis information (recorded in the database), the LIC Reproduction Solutions team can take a closer look at herd information to identify opportunities for improved herd reproductive performance.


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