New EZ Link rollout

A redevelopment of our EZ Link is being rolled out to farmers nationwide over the month of February.

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 App.

New EZ Link roll-out:

LIC Herd Test depots (listed below) will be rolling out the new EZ Link throughout February:

  •  Christchurch, Ashburton – from 29 January 
  • Palmerston North – from 2 February
  • Hawera, Whangarei, Te Awamutu, Morrinsville – from 9 February
  • New Plymouth, Tokoroa, Greymouth – from 16 February
  • 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.