The new, improved EZ Link has been redesigned to be more
intuitive, more stable and with a new look to align it with the familiar MINDA
New EZ Link roll-out:
LIC Herd Test depots (listed below) will be rolling out the new EZ Link
- Christchurch, Ashburton – from 29 January
- Palmerston North – from 2 February
- Hawera, Whangarei, Te Awamutu, Morrinsville –
from 9 February
- New Plymouth, Tokoroa, Greymouth – from 16
- Gore, Invercargill – from 23 February
For farmers’ first herd test after these dates, it is recommended that
they be at the shed when the herd testing equipment is delivered so the LIC
team can help them get familiar the new EZ Link and give them a run-through.
They will receive a text message when their herd test technician is on the way
to their farm.
LIC General Manager NZ Markets Malcolm Ellis says the co-op
has taken farmer’s feedback into account when making changes to EZ Link.
“The new EZ Link has been developed with a high level of farmer
engagement and involvement, and it has been thoroughly tested on-farm so I’m
confident it will improve our users’ herd test experiences significantly.
“I acknowledge that some of our herd test users have had
issues with EZ Link in the past, and that’s not good enough. EZ Link has the potential
to add a lot of value to the herd testing experience, which is why we have been
committed to improving its technology.”
“Our farmers experience with EZ Link is very important to
us. I look forward to hearing what they think so we can continue to make
improvements when necessary.”
A feedback form will be emailed to users after their herd
test so they can tell LIC about their experience with EZ Link.
Users will also be given a simple
guide for reference during their herd test and can also take a look at an in-depth
user guide for more information.