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You are invited to join us for a ‘Breeding the herd for your farming future’ workshop, hosted by LIC’s Bull Acquisition team.

By participating in this workshop, you will be having a direct influence on LIC’s breeding scheme, with an opportunity to share your thoughts on what your farming operations and systems will look like over the next 10-15 years.

About the workshop

Workshops will run from 10am through till 2pm.

This workshop is designed to help inform the future breeding goals for livestock selection and ensure these reflect the national breeding objective of New Zealand dairy farmers. As a participant in this workshop you will have the opportunity to provide your thoughts and opinions on what your farm system and operation will look like in the future, and the herd required to farm it. The insight you provide in this workshop will be used to influence LIC’s breeding scheme in the coming years.

When thinking about your future system and herd, we will be looking to focus on four key areas:

  • Farm goals
  • Profitability
  • Sustainability
  • Genetics

The workshop will also include the following presentations from LIC’s R&D and Livestock Selection teams.

A look back on science’s influence on our breeding scheme

Our Research and Development Team, will take a look back over the last 30 years and the changes we have made through science over that time. They will also touch on some of the current genetic projects LIC are working on.

Breeding New Zealand's national dairy herd - the history and influence of livestock selection.

Our Livestock selection Team, will delve into the history of Livestock Selection index and the influence it has had on LIC’s breeding scheme. They will also discuss the use of genomics and trends of traits of interest over time and where we are now.





Date 20/06/2023

Location Inglewood

Venue TET stadium and Events Centre

Date 21/06/2023

Location Hawera

Venue The Park Lodge Motel

Date 22/06/2023

Location Palmerston North

Venue Bella Vista Motel

Date 21/06/2023

Location Newstead

Venue LIC office

Date 27/06/2023

Location Takaka

Venue Golden Bay rec centre

Date 28/06/2023

Location Reefton

Venue Working Mens club

Date 29/06/2023

Location Hokitika

Venue All Saints Anglican Church

Date 04/07/2023

Location Winton

Venue Memorial hall

Date 05/07/2023

Location Gore

Venue RSA

Date 06/07/2023

Location Balclutha

Venue Rosebank Lodge

Date 04/07/2023

Location Darfield

Venue Darfield Recreation centre

Date 05/07/2023

Location Temuka

Venue Temuka Alpine energy community centre

Date 06/07/2023

Location Oamaru

Venue Brydone Hotel

Date 12/07/2023

Location Rotorua

Venue Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre

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