2018 Herd test prices

Basic herd-testing prices are made up of a one-off service fee and a sample fee for every animal tested.

We charge additional fees for:

  • booking a Herd Test Assist Technician
  • booking EZ Link scanners and EZ Link EID wands

If you cancel within 30 days or reschedule within 7 days of your herd test date you’ll be charged a fee to cover the costs associated with planning and scheduling a test.

Herd test prices

Service fee

Sample fee classic test *

Sample fee single test**

1st herd test

Service fee $335.00

Sample fee classic test * $2.19

Sample fee single test** $1.99

2nd herd test

Service fee $335.00

Sample fee classic test * $2.19

Sample fee single test** $1.99

3rd herd test

Service fee $235.00

Sample fee classic test * $2.19

Sample fee single test** $1.99

4th and subsequent tests

Service fee $155.00

Sample fee classic test * $2.19

Sample fee single test** $1.99

* Samples collected at both evening and morning milkings.
**Samples collected at either the morning or evening milking.

Emergency Herd Test fee

This fee is in addition to the standard herd test fee.

Service type

Fee

Service type Emergency Herd Test fee

Fee $300

InvestaTest discount

Qualification for InvestaTest is at least four Herd Tests in a season. For the 2018/2019 season the InvestaTest discount levels are: 

  • 3% discount in your first year of qualification 
  • 5% discount in your second consecutive year of qualification 
  • 10% discount in your third and subsequent consecutive year(s) of qualification

The InvestaTest discount will be paid as a rebate at the end of the season (after 31 May). It applies to visit and per cow test fees only, not to the Assist and other services. 

LIC assist technician prices

Per assist technician

Classic test

Single test

Service fee and first hour

Classic test $181.00

Single test $148.00

Per 15 minutes and thereafter

Classic test $11.00

Single test $11.00

EZ Link® prices

Cost per test

EZ Link hand scanner

Cost per test $99.00

EZ Link EID wand

Cost per test $159.00

Note: If you put one herd through two or more locations you’ll need multiple EZ Link devices.

Herd test equipment cleaning fee

If herd test equipment is not cleaned to a suitable standard when collected from farm, a cleaning fee may be charged. 

Fee

Herd test equipment cleaning

Fee $195

Herd test cancellation and date change fees

Days out from booked herd test

Date change

Cancellation

Days out from booked herd test 0-7 days

Date change $135.00*

Cancellation $235.00*

Days out from booked herd test 8-15 days

Date change $0

Cancellation $185.00

Days out from booked herd test 16-30 days

Date change $0

Cancellation $72.00

* An extra fee applies if a Herd Test Assist was booked (to cover the Assist's first hour): $181 for Classic Test; $148 for Single Test

Herd testing brackets

You’ll need to buy new brackets when you first set up your shed for herd testing. You may occasionally need to replace old or broken brackets.

Cost

Extended right angle bracket

Cost $19.65

Right angle brackets (ordinary meter bracket)

Cost $18.30

Nib wall bracket (for lowline and internal rotary installation)

Cost $8.40

Short right angle brackets (suit rotaries)

Cost $11.70

Straight bracket

Cost $11.80

Super extended right angle bracket

Cost $21.90

U bolts and backing flange (U bolt pack)

Cost $13.80

Complete the Request an exemption to the herd test change or cancellation fee to request an exemption.

To cancel your herd test or change any of the details, please contact your LIC rep or local herd test depot.

Arrange a herd test

Increase your herd's productivity and value – arrange a herd test today.

Contact your local LIC Rep

Or, get in touch with your local Herd Test Depot.

Arrange a herd test

Increase your herd's productivity and value – arrange a herd test today.

Contact your local LIC Rep

Or, get in touch with your local Herd Test Depot.