Heat detection

Identify more cows in heat and improve your artificial insemination (AI) rates with our heat detection patches.

Increase your productivity and profits with good heat detection. Cows that calve early to AI can help provide your replacements and put more milk solids in the vat the following year.

Accurate heat detection can give you:

  • an accelerated rate of getting cows in-calf 
  • a tighter calving spread 
  • more days in milk
  • a reduction in missed heats
  • increased profitability
  • a reduction in lost revenue from lower milk production and wasted artificial insemination.

If a cow is on heat, dye is released and the patch changes colour — making it easy for you to see which cows are on heat. 

LIC Heat Patch Plus

Our premium heat detection aid for easy heat identification — it’s made with new technology, so the dye can bleed right to the edges of the patch. This makes it highly visible, and can indicate the length of time the cow has been on heat. 

LIC Heat Patch Plus is:

  • made with new technology, allowing dye to bleed to the edges of the patch
  • highly visible
  • highly accurate
  • easy to interpret
  • self-adhesive — no glue required
  • available in two colours — red and blue
  • available in packs of 100.

LIC Heat Patch

When LIC Heat Patches are activated, the dye spreads through the central chamber, changing colour and indicating a heat. 

LIC Heat Patches are:

  • cost-effective
  • easy to use
  • highly accurate
  • self-adhesive — no glue required. 
  • easy to interpret
  • available in two colours — red and blue
  • available in packs of 100.

KAMAR Heatmount detectors

KAMAR Heatmount detectors are pressure-activated. The dye spreads through the central chamber, changing colour and indicating a heat, making them easy to use and highly visible.

KAMAR Heatmount detectors are:

  • simple to use and interpret
  • available in two options: Peel and glue option (packs of 20 or 80) and Classic (packs of 25 or 100).

Bulls-i®

Bulls-i detectors are our most cost effective form of heat detection aid. The silver layer is removed when mating activity occurs to reveal a fluorescent colour.

  • self-adhesive – no glue required
  • easy to spot
  • available in five colours – red, yellow, pink, green, blue
  • available in packets of 100.

LIC heat patch

A channel and chamber heat detection aid.

Quantity ordered

Ordered for delivery prior to 20 September

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after

Quantity ordered 1-999

Ordered for delivery prior to 20 September $2.40

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after $2.50

Quantity ordered 1000-2999

Ordered for delivery prior to 20 September $2.30

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after $2.40

Quantity ordered 3000-9999

Ordered for delivery prior to 20 September $2.15

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after $2.25

Quantity ordered 10,000+

Ordered for delivery prior to 20 September $1.90

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after $2.00

A $29.00 urgent dispatch fee is applied to any orders requiring same day dispatch.

A $105.00 cancellation fee is applied to detector orders applied after dispatch to field.

Additional orders to ones that have been dispatched will be treated as new orders.

LIC heat patch plus

 Our premium heat detection aid.

Quantity ordered

Ordered for delivery prior to 20 September

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after

Quantity ordered 1-999

Ordered for delivery prior to 20 September $2.60

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after $2.70

Quantity ordered 1000-2999

Ordered for delivery prior to 20 September $2.50

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after $2.60

Quantity ordered 3000-9999

Ordered for delivery prior to 20 September $2.35

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after $2.45

Quantity ordered 10,000+

Ordered for delivery prior to 20 September $2.10

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after $2.20

A $29.00 urgent dispatch fee is applied to any orders requiring same day dispatch.

A $105.00 cancellation fee is applied to detector orders applied after dispatch to field.

Additional orders to ones that have been dispatched will be treated as new orders.

LIC® Bulls-i®

Bulls-i detectors are our most cost-effective form of heat detection aid. 

Quantity ordered

Ordered for delivery prior to 20 September

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after

Quantity ordered 1-999

Ordered for delivery prior to 20 September $1.85

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after $1.95

Quantity ordered 1000-2999

Ordered for delivery prior to 20 September $1.75

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after $1.85

Quantity ordered 3000-9999

Ordered for delivery prior to 20 September $1.60

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after $1.70

Quantity ordered 10,000+

Ordered for delivery prior to 20 September $1.35

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after $1.45

A $29.00 urgent dispatch fee is applied to any orders requiring same day dispatch.

A $105.00 cancellation fee is applied to detector orders applied after dispatch to field.

Additional orders to ones that have been dispatched will be treated as new orders.

Protrack™ Heat patch

Self-adhesive heat detection patches for use with Protrack Heat only. 

Quantity ordered (price break thresholds)

Price per unit

Quantity ordered (price break thresholds) 1-999

Price per unit $2.70

Quantity ordered (price break thresholds) 1000-2999

Price per unit $2.60

Quantity ordered (price break thresholds) 3000-9999

Price per unit $2.50

Quantity ordered (price break thresholds) 10,000+

Price per unit $2.20

A $29.00 urgent dispatch fee is applied to any orders requiring same day dispatch.

A $105.00 cancellation fee is applied to detector orders applied after dispatch to field.

Additional orders to ones that have been dispatched will be treated as new orders.

KAMAR® Heatmount® detectors - Classic

Have been available to New Zealand farmers for more than 30 years.

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after

Ordered for delivery prior to 20 September

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after 1-999

Ordered for delivery prior to 20 September $2.20

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after $2.30

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after 1000-2999

Ordered for delivery prior to 20 September $2.10

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after $2.20

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after 3000-9999

Ordered for delivery prior to 20 September $1.95

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after $2.05

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after 10,000+

Ordered for delivery prior to 20 September $1.70

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after $1.80

KAMAR Heatmount detectors - Classic

  • packets of 25 include glue tube, applicator, spreader and instruction sheet.
  • packets of 100 include 2 glue cartridges, 4 applicators, 2 spreaders, 1 glue cap, 1 solvent wipe and instruction sheet.

A $29.00 urgent dispatch fee is applied to any orders requiring same day dispatch.

A $105.00 cancellation fee is applied to detector orders applied after dispatch to field.

Additional orders to ones that have been dispatched will be treated as new orders.

KAMAR Heatmount detectors - Peel 'n Glue

Have been available to New Zealand farmers for more than 30 years.

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after

Ordered for delivery prior to 20 September

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after

1-999

$2.30

$2.40

1000-2999

$2.20

$2.30

3000-9999

$2.05

$2.15

10000+

$1.80

$1.90

KAMAR Heatmount detectors - Peen 'n Glue

  • packets of 20 include glue tube, applicator, spreader and instruction sheet.
  • packets of 80 include 1 glue cartridges, 1 applicator, 2 spreaders, 1 glue cap, 1 solvent wipe and instruction sheet.

A $29.00 urgent dispatch fee is applied to any orders requiring same day dispatch.

A $105.00 cancellation fee is applied to detector orders applied after dispatch to field.

Additional orders to ones that have been dispatched will be treated as new orders.

Only available to farmers in New Zealand.

Heat detection patches supplied by LIC are only an aid. It is best practice that they are used in conjunction with industry recommended heat detection methods.

For more information on recommended heat detection methods please read the following article by Dairy NZ:  

Improving heat detection

Identify more cows in heat

Increase your productivity and profits with good heat detection.

Buy a heat patch or detector

Identify more cows in heat

Increase your productivity and profits with good heat detection.

Buy a heat patch or detector