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 or re-schedule within 10 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

Prices effective from 1 June 2021.

Herd test frequency (within one season)

Service fee

Sample fee - Classic test *

Sample fee - Single test**

Herd test frequency (within one season) 1st herd test

Service fee $360

Sample fee - Classic test * $2.35

Sample fee - Single test** $2.15

Herd test frequency (within one season) 2nd herd test

Service fee $360

Sample fee - Classic test * $2.35

Sample fee - Single test** $2.15

Herd test frequency (within one season) 3rd herd test

Service fee $185

Sample fee - Classic test * $2.35

Sample fee - Single test** $2.15

Herd test frequency (within one season) 4th and subsequent tests

Service fee $85

Sample fee - Classic test * $2.35

Sample fee - Single test** $2.15

* 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

Herd Test Assist technician prices

Per assist technician

Classic test

Single test

Service fee and first hour

Classic test $181.00

Single test $148.00

Per hour thereafter*

Classic test $44

Single test $44

* Charged by the quarter-hour and per-assist technician.

EZ Link® prices

Cost per test

EZ Link hand scanner

Cost per test $99

EZ Link EID wand

Cost per test $159

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 - additional delivery fee

Applicable in cases in which additional equipment is required to be delivered to farm after the first delivery has been made, and/or the customer has not notified LIC of changes to either the herd or its milking regime.

Fee

Additional Delivery fee

Fee $195

Herd test cancellation and date change fees

Days out from booked herd test

Date change

Cancellation

Days out from booked herd test 0-10 days

Date change $135.00

Cancellation $235.00


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.

Bracket/Equipment

Cost

Bracket/Equipment Extended right angle bracket

Cost $19.65

Bracket/Equipment Right angle brackets (ordinary meter bracket)

Cost $18.30

Bracket/Equipment Nib wall bracket (for lowline and internal rotary installation)

Cost $8.40

Bracket/Equipment Short right angle brackets (suit rotaries)

Cost $11.70

Bracket/Equipment Straight bracket

Cost $11.80

Bracket/Equipment Super extended right angle bracket

Cost $21.90

Bracket/Equipment 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.