Prices

View pricing for LIC's products and services. Prices for 2021 now available. All prices are exclusive of GST.

Premier Sires – for more information about our Premier Sires teams.

Premier Sires® technician service prices

Genetics pricing effective 1 April 2021.

Customers are charged per 100 inseminations or part thereof, depending on the number of inseminations to Premier Sires. As described in the tables, the average cost of inseminations decreases as the number of cows being put to AB increases.

Number of cows

Daughter Proven (per insemination)

Forward Pack (per insemination)

A2/A2 team* (per insemination)

Number of cows 1-100

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $24.40

Forward Pack (per insemination) $27.40

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $27.40

Number of cows 101-200

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $23.90

Forward Pack (per insemination) $26.90

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $26.90

Number of cows 201-300

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $23.40

Forward Pack (per insemination) $26.40

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $26.40

Number of cows 301-400

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $22.80

Forward Pack (per insemination) $25.80

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $25.80

Number of cows 401-500

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $22.20

Forward Pack (per insemination) $25.20

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $25.20

Number of cows 501-600

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $21.60

Forward Pack (per insemination) $24.60

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $24.60

Number of cows 601-700

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $21.00

Forward Pack (per insemination) $24.00

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $24.00

Number of cows 701-800

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $20.40

Forward Pack (per insemination) $23.40

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $23.40

Number of cows 801-900

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $19.80

Forward Pack (per insemination) $22.80

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $22.80

Number of cows 901-1000

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $19.20

Forward Pack (per insemination) $22.20

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $22.20

Number of cows 1001-1100

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $18.60

Forward Pack (per insemination) $21.60

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $21.60

Number of cows 1101-2000

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $17.95

Forward Pack (per insemination) $20.95

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $20.95

Number of cows 2001-5000

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $17.10

Forward Pack (per insemination) $20.10

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $20.10

Number of cows 5001+

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $16.85

Forward Pack (per insemination) $19.85

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $19.85

* The Premier Sires A2/A2 team is comprised of genomically-selected bulls only.

Premier Sires® pricing examples

Forward Pack

Forward Pack delivers the best of Daughter Proven, Genomically Selected, and Spring sires. Forward Pack is unavailable in conjunction with a Daughter Proven plan for the same breed and animal group.

As the number of inseminations increase, prices move down the graduated price scale, and each insemination is charged at the appropriate Daughter Proven or Forward Pack or A2/A2 rate.

Example 1: Your 100th and your 101st Forward Pack insemination would be charged at $27.40 and $26.90 respectively.

Daughter Proven

Example 2: If you were to have 320 Daughter Proven Premier Sires Technician Service inseminations, you’d be charged $7626 in total, which over 320 cows is an average of $23.83 per cow.

Number of inseminations

Price per insemination

Total cost for each hundred

Number of inseminations 1-100

Price per insemination $24.40

Total cost for each hundred $2440

Number of inseminations 101-200

Price per insemination $23.90

Total cost for each hundred $2390

Number of inseminations 201-300

Price per insemination $23.40

Total cost for each hundred $2340

Number of inseminations 301-320

Price per insemination $22.80

Total cost for each hundred $456

Total cost: $7626

Average cost per insemination for 320 cows: $23.83

Premier Sires DIY prices

Genetics pricing effective 1 April 2021.

Number of cows

Daughter Proven (per straw)

Forward Pack (per straw)

A2/A2 team* (per straw)

Number of cows 1-100

Daughter Proven (per straw) $23.40

Forward Pack (per straw) $26.40

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $26.40

Number of cows 101-200

Daughter Proven (per straw) $22.90

Forward Pack (per straw) $25.90

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $25.90

Number of cows 201-300

Daughter Proven (per straw) $22.40

Forward Pack (per straw) $25.40

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $25.40

Number of cows 301-400

Daughter Proven (per straw) $21.80

Forward Pack (per straw) $24.80

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $24.80

Number of cows 401-500

Daughter Proven (per straw) $21.20

Forward Pack (per straw) $24.20

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $24.20

Number of cows 501-600

Daughter Proven (per straw) $20.60

Forward Pack (per straw) $23.60

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $23.60

Number of cows 601-700

Daughter Proven (per straw) $20.00

Forward Pack (per straw) $23.00

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $23.00

Number of cows 701-800

Daughter Proven (per straw) $19.40

Forward Pack (per straw) $22.40

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $22.40

Number of cows 801-900

Daughter Proven (per straw) $18.80

Forward Pack (per straw) $21.80

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $21.80

Number of cows 901-1000

Daughter Proven (per straw) $18.20

Forward Pack (per straw) $21.20

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $21.20

Number of cows 1001-1100

Daughter Proven (per straw) $17.60

Forward Pack (per straw) $20.60

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $20.60

Number of cows 1101-2000

Daughter Proven (per straw) $16.95

Forward Pack (per straw) $19.95

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $19.95

Number of cows 2001-5000

Daughter Proven (per straw) $16.10

Forward Pack (per straw) $19.10

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $19.10

Number of cows 5001+

Daughter Proven (per straw) $15.85

Forward Pack (per straw) $18.85

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $18.85

* The Premier Sires A2/A2 team is comprised of genomically-selected bulls only.

Sexed Semen (liquid)

Because Sexed Semen processing is provided by an external partner, customers are billed for every straw ordered/delivered.

Sexed Semen

$56 (plus technician fee)

Short Gestation length semen - for more information about SGL. 

Short Gestation semen prices

Pricing effective 1 April 2021.

Product

Delivery Status

Price

Product SGL Dairy® (Crossbred)*

Delivery Status Fresh

Price Premier Sires sliding scale – Daughter Proven

Product SGL Dairy® (Crossbred)

Delivery Status Frozen

Price $16.70 per straw

Product SGL Beef Hereford*

Delivery Status Fresh

Price $17.85 including technician services / $16.85 DIY

Product SGL Beef Hereford

Delivery Status Frozen

Price $12.90 per straw

Product SGL Beef Angus

Delivery Status Frozen

Price $12.90 per straw

Product Compact Calving KiwiCross® + BW

Delivery Status Frozen

Price $23.10 per straw

Product Compact Calving Holstein-Friesian + BW

Delivery Status Frozen

Price $23.10 per straw

Note: Progeny from SGL matings must not be used for breeding purposes.
*Contributes to the Premier Sires sliding scale, and qualifies for InvestaMate discounts. 

Wagyu beef partnership - for more information about our partnership with First Light Wagyu. 

Wagyu semen price - First Light contract

$17.30 per straw (GST excl.)

For a non-contract Wagyu option, see this year's Alpha catalogue, published April 2021.

Wagyu Semen - First Light Contract

Type of Calf, 2022-borns

Spring calving

Autumn calving

Type of Calf, 2022-borns Fully reared, male or female, at least 90kg liveweight

Spring calving POA

Autumn calving POA

Type of Calf, 2022-borns Partially reared, male or female, 10 to 30 days old

Spring calving POA

Autumn calving POA

Please contact your Agri Manager for current pricing.

Farmers who re-sign the contract for a second, or subsequent, consecutive season receive an additional (re-sign bonus) payment of $40 per AI calf on top of the purchase price.

Conditions apply including minimum insemination of 10% of herd size or 40 straws, whichever is greater. For 2021-born calves (i.e. contracts already in-place), 2021-born calf prices apply.

Alpha - for more information about our Alpha products.

InvestaMate Discount

Percentage discount

Year of qualification

How/When applied

Percentage discount 3%

Year of qualification First

How/When applied Applied as a credit in March, following the season's mating.

Percentage discount 5%

Year of qualification Second

How/When applied At the time of charging.

Percentage discount 10%

Year of qualification Third and subsequent

How/When applied At the time of charging.

You will move up or down the InvestaMate scale each season depending on whether the 95% threshold was met in the previous season. 

Straw purchases may comprise any combination of Premier Sires or Alpha straws. Premier Sires Fresh Sexed and Sire Proving Scheme inseminations contribute to the 95% threshold of (InvestaMate) qualifying purchases.

‘Qualifying’ animals are female animals born prior to 31 December 2019 in the ‘herd’ at the time of October charging. ‘Herd’ is defined as the ‘whole herd’ group in MINDA. The InvestaMate discount does not apply to Premier Sires Fresh Sexed or Sire Proving Scheme products (i.e. InvestaMate discounts only apply to Premier Sires Daughter Proven, Premier Sires Forward Pack, Premier Sires A2/A2, and Alpha products).

Alpha® packs

Alpha packs give you the control to choose the bulls best-suited to your breeding requirements, while taking advantage of our discounted pack pricing.

Pack Type

Bulls

Price per straw

Pack Type Economy

Bulls 3+ bulls

Price per straw $16.15

Pack Type Classic

Bulls 5+ bulls

Price per straw $23.15

Bulls 4 bulls

Price per straw $25.40

Bulls 3 bulls

Price per straw $27.65

Pack Type Genomic pack

Bulls 5+ bulls

Price per straw $28.85

Pack Type Ayrshire

Bulls 3+ bulls

Price per straw $19.75

Pack Type Young Ayrshire

Bulls 3+ bulls

Price per straw $13.55

Bulls No Choice pack

Price per straw $4.95

Pack Type Short gestation dairy

Bulls No Choice pack

Price per straw $16.70

Pack Type Short gestation beef

Bulls No Choice pack

Price per straw $12.90

Pack Type Compact calving (dairy)

Bulls No Choice pack

Price per straw $23.10

Pack Type KiwiCross® high Jersey content

Bulls No Choice pack

Price per straw $21.00

Pack Type Beef

Bulls No Choice pack

Price per straw from $10.20

Pack Type OAD

Bulls No Choice pack

Price per straw $21.00

Pack Type High Input

Bulls No Choice pack

Price per straw $21.00

Pack Type Polled

Bulls No Choice pack

Price per straw $21.00

Pricing effective 1 April 2021.

Volume discounts (1-10%) may apply.

For efficiency, orders are packed and dispatched according to technicians’ runs. This is to ensure orders arrive on-farm for planned start of mating. Charging occurs in the month of dispatch and therefore, at times, customers may be charged in the month prior to starting AB. 

Cancellations
Alpha orders cannot be cancelled within 30 days of the AB start date, as per LIC's Conditions and Service Rules. Alpha orders altered after the dispatch date may incur a $30.75 handling fee.

Dispatches
All Alpha Nominated DIY orders will incur a $30.75 dispatch charge.

Alpha Volume Discounts

Discounts apply to all Alpha product types and will be applied according to the volume of your order at the time of dispatch.

To obtain the best discount possible, it’s recommended customers order all their Alpha semen to be dispatched at the same time. Orders are packed and dispatched according to technicians’ runs to help ensure orders arrive on-farm for planned start of mating.

Charging occurs in the month of dispatch and therefore, at times, customers may be charged in the month prior to starting AB.

No. of straws

Volume discount

No. of straws 0-99

Volume discount 0%

No. of straws 100-199

Volume discount 1%

No. of straws 200-299

Volume discount 2%

No. of straws 300-399

Volume discount 3%

No. of straws 400-499

Volume discount 4%

No. of straws 500-599

Volume discount 5%

No. of straws 600-699

Volume discount 6%

No. of straws 700-799

Volume discount 7%

No. of straws 800-899

Volume discount 8%

No. of straws 900-999

Volume discount 9%

No. of straws 1000+

Volume discount 10%

Cancellations

Alpha orders cannot be cancelled within 30 days of the AB start date, as per LIC's Conditions and Service Rules. Alpha orders altered after dispatch date may incur a $30.75 handling fee.

Dispatches

All Alpha Nominated DIY orders will incur a $30.75 dispatch charge.

Pricing effective 1 April 2021.

Alpha® Technician service

Number of inseminations

per insemination

Number of inseminations 1-300

per insemination $6.85

Number of inseminations 301-600

per insemination $6.55

Number of inseminations 601 +

per insemination $6.20

Pricing effective 1 April 2021.

Some locations, timing of services, or non-dairy herds may incur additional charges.

Cancellations and alterations

Alpha orders cannot be cancelled within 30 days of the AB start date, as per LIC's Conditions and Service Rules. Alpha orders altered after dispatch date may incur a $30.75 handling fee. 

Dispatches

All Alpha DIY orders will incur a $30.75 dispatch charge.

Non-LIC straws

The cost of an LIC AB Technician using non-LIC straws is $8.90 per insemination. Non-LIC straws do not contribute toward the Alpha Technician service graduated scale.

Customate

Product

Price per cow listed

Product Customate

Price per cow listed No charge

Product Customate Plus

Price per cow listed $2.60

Contact your LIC rep to sign up for Customate or Customate Plus.

Multi-herd AB

If you have a majority or a 50/50 interest in more than one herd, then you may qualify for Multi-Herd AB pricing for Premier Sires. Customers who qualify will be able to combine the total number of cows across their herds for the purpose of the Premier Sires graduated scale. At an individual level, herds must achieve 95% of their AB with LIC to maintain individual InvestaMate discounts. To confirm whether you qualify, and to get a copy of terms and conditions, discuss Multi-Herd AB with your LIC representative.

AB technician service - for more details about the service and training we offer.

LIC AB Technician training

Full course - 2 weeks

$899

DIY insemination training - for more details about the courses we offer.

DIY insemination training

DIY full course - 1 week

$899

DIY refresher training - 1 day

$300

DIY Equipment

AB Supplies*

AB Supplies* Gloves - Plastic disposable

Pkt 100

$40.50

AB Supplies* Insemination Wipes

Pkt 100

$14.00

AB Supplies* AB Lubricant

2 litre

$18.00

AB Supplies* Sheaths - Clear Tip

Pkt 50

$8.85

AB Supplies* Sheaths - Green tip

Pkt 50

$8.50

AB Supplies* Inseminators - Stainless Steel

GGI Each

$89.00

AB Supplies* Tweezers

Each

$15.60

AB Supplies* Scissors

Each

$12.20

Prices effective from 1 June 2021 to 31 May 2022.

* Customers are charged a freight fee of $19 per order. For AB supplies orders requiring same-day dispatch, a $32 urgent dispatch fee will apply.

Deep Freeze

Leasing of Deep Freeze Banks (subject to availability)

Leasing of Deep Freeze Banks (subject to availability) Fixed fee (in addition to the non-refundable deposit, see below)

$53

Leasing of Deep Freeze Banks (subject to availability) Per week fee

$11.20

Leasing of Deep Freeze Banks (subject to availability) Non refundable deposit

$47.80

Semen storage: $0.55 per straw per year, minimum annual charge $55.

Semen dispatch (LIC semen): DIY customers are charged a dispatch fee of $30.75 per order, charged direct to the client.

Semen dispatch (other supplier's semen, charged to supplier who may on-charge): Dispatch fee $95.40 per order; late dispatch fee $53.30 per order (semen received within 30 days of required date, or after the customer/technician bank has gone in to the field).
NB: If semen is specially freighted or delivered to the customer direct, the actual cost will be charged should it exceed $20.

DIY bank test-weigh: $32 per bank. Banks less than four years old should be tested once every two years. It is recommended banks that are older than four years be tested annually. Testing does not guarantee the bank during the season, but it does provide an indication of the bank's reliability.

Transfer fee: Handling fee of $30.75 per order for semen in storage that is transferred from one participant code to another.

Inter-island transfer fee: $38.50 minimum. Charged to the straw owner and based on transport requirements (i.e. when customer-owned straws are freighted between the North and South Islands outside of normal LIC deliveries).

Liquid nitrogen

From LIC (Newstead or Christchurch)

$4.10 per litre or $5.20 per kg

Field sales

$6.90 per litre or $8.40 per kg

Prices valid from 1 January 2021.

Heat detection – for more information about our heat detection products.

Contact your LIC rep to order.

LIC heat patch

Pricing effective 1 January 2021.

A channel and chamber heat detection aid.

Quantity

Price per unit

Quantity 1-999

Price per unit $2.55

Quantity 1000-2999

Price per unit $2.45

Quantity 3000-9999

Price per unit $2.30

Quantity 10,000+

Price per unit $2.05

A $32 urgent dispatch fee is applied to any orders requiring same-day dispatch.

A $105 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

LIC's premium heat detection aid.

Quantity

Price per unit

Quantity 1-999

Price per unit $2.80

Quantity 1000-2999

Price per unit $2.70

Quantity 3000-9999

Price per unit $2.55

Quantity 10,000+

Price per unit $2.30

A $32 urgent dispatch fee is applied to any orders requiring same-day dispatch.

A $105 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 LIC's most cost-effective form of heat detection aid. 

Quantity

Price per unit

Quantity 1-999

Price per unit $1.95

Quantity 1000-2999

Price per unit $1.85

Quantity 3000-9999

Price per unit $1.70

Quantity 10,000+

Price per unit $1.45

A $32 urgent dispatch fee is applied to any orders requiring same-day dispatch.

A $105 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

Price per unit

Quantity 1-999

Price per unit $2.90

Quantity 1000-2999

Price per unit $2.80

Quantity 3000-9999

Price per unit $2.70

Quantity 10,000+

Price per unit $2.50

A $32 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.

Quantity

Price per unit

Quantity 1-999

Price per unit $2.35

Quantity 1000-2999

Price per unit $2.25

Quantity 3000-9999

Price per unit $2.10

Quantity 10,000+

Price per unit $1.85

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 $32 urgent dispatch fee is applied to any orders requiring same-day dispatch.

A $105 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.

Quantity

Price per unit

Quantity 1-999

Price per unit $2.45

Quantity 1000-2999

Price per unit $2.35

Quantity 3000-9999

Price per unit $2.20

Quantity 10000+

Price per unit $1.95

KAMAR Heatmount detectors - Peel '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 $32 urgent dispatch fee is applied to any orders requiring same-day dispatch.

A $105 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.

MINDA - for more information about our herd management product.

MINDA subscription

Pricing effective 1 June 2021.

MINDA is charged monthly as a base herd fee plus a per-animal fee as follows:

MINDA

Monthly

MINDA Herd fee

Monthly $57.95

MINDA Per animal fee (monthly)

Monthly $0.33

MINDA MINDApro fee (per animal)*

Monthly $0.04

The MINDApro fee (per animal) only applies to months in which the herd is synchronised (at least once in the billing period).

MINDA report prices

Pricing effective 1 June 2021.

The following reports are available for MINDA customers only (unless otherwise stated). These reports are not available as part of a MINDA subscription. 

Customised reports

$69 each

Three generation pedigree (3GP)

$10

Reports for non-MINDA customers

$69 each

Mating Detail Certificate (MDC) book (A4)

$68

Paper reports ordered through LIC customer experience centre

$69 each

Electronic reports ordered through LIC customer experience centre

$36 each

Prices valid from 1 June 2021.

Herd testing - for more information about our herd testing service.

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 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 Test Assist - technician prices

Classic test

Single test

Service fee and 1st hour*

Classic test $181

Single test $148

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 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

Pricing valid from 1 January 2021.

DNA parentage testing - for more information about our GeneMark DNA parentage options.

Whole herd parentage testing - Dams & Natural mating bulls

Whole Herd parentage testing is designed to match current season’s calves to GeneMark G3-profiled dams and sires (via DNA analysis).

Service/Test type

Price per sample (GST excl.)

Service/Test type DNA Profile Only

Price per sample (GST excl.) $19.99

Service/Test type DNA Profile + A2/A2 (tissue test)

Price per sample (GST excl.) $30.99

Service/Test type Uncertain Sire Search (Dams Requiring Sire Verification)

Price per sample (GST excl.) $10.20*

*excludes $19.99 profile fee

Whole herd parentage testing - Calves

Service/Test Type

Per Sample

Service/Test Type DNA Profile & Parent Search (current season’s calves only)

Per Sample $26.52

Service/Test Type DNA Profile & Parent Search (previous season’s calves only)

Per Sample $30.60

Service/Test Type Additional Search (additional analysis after initial profiling & parent search)

Per Sample $10.20

Service/Test Type DNA Profile & Parent Search + A2/A2 (tissue test)

Per Sample $37.52

Service/Test Type DNA Profile & Parent Search + BVD (tissue test)

Per Sample $39.22

Note: Complete a DNA, A2 and BVD test on tissue samples and receive a discounted rate of $10 + GST for each BVD test (saving $2.70 + GST per BVD test)

Individual Animal parentage testing

Offers DNA parent verification on selected animals.

Price per sample (GST excl.)

DNA Profile Only (dams, natural mating bulls, previous seasons progeny)

Price per sample (GST excl.) $36.72

DNA Profile & Sire Search (LIC sire profiles will be provided by LIC)

Price per sample (GST excl.) $36.72

Additional Search (Additional analysis after initial profiling and parent search)

Price per sample (GST excl.) $15.32

A2 tissue test + Profile/Parentage

Price per sample (GST excl.) $47.72

A2/A2 genotype test prices

Test

Sample type

Results turnaround time

Price per sample

Test Retrospective A2/A2*

Sample type Not required

Results turnaround time 5-7 working days

Price per sample $11.00

Test A2/A2

Sample type Tissue

Results turnaround time 4 weeks

Price per sample $23.50

Test A2/A2

Sample type Semen

Results turnaround time 4 weeks

Price per sample $30.60

Test A2/A2

Sample type Milk

Results turnaround time 10 working days

Price per sample $22.50 + standard herd test costs

*Available if the animal already has a G3 profile.

DNA sampling equipment - Dairy cattle and goat

Prices effective 1 January 2021.

Equipment

Cost

Equipment Punch kit

Cost $27 per box (10 units)

Equipment Allflex tissue sampler

Cost $125 per unit

Pricing valid from 1 June 2021.

Goat DNA parentage testing - for more information about our whole herd and nominated parentage testing options.

Whole Herd parentage testing - dairy goats

Product

Features

Sample type

Price per sample

Product Kids – DNA profile + parentage

Features All current season's kids

Sample type Tissue

Price per sample $26.52

Product Dams - DNA profile

Features All keeper dams to be included in parent matching

Sample type Tissue

Price per sample $26.52

Product Sires - DNA profile

Features All sires to be included in parent matching. All sires must be recorded on MINDA in the correct location

Sample type Tissue/blood/semen

Price per sample $26.52

Product Additional search

Features Additional searching due to potential dams/sires added to be parent matched after the initial profiling and parent search is completed

Price per sample $10.20

Whole Herd refers to the entire keeper herd. Dams that are kept separate to the doe’s breeding replacements may not require sampling. Talk to LIC about which does need to be sampled and DNA profiled.

Nominated animal parentage testing - dairy goats

Product

Features

Sample type

Price per sample

Product DNA profile only

Features DNA profile of dams and sires

Sample type Tissue

Price per sample $36.72

Product DNA profile + parentage

Features Parentage analysis. Parent matching includes any sires DNA profiled under corresponding PTPT code, nominated sires and nominated dams (max 5 per animal.)

Sample type Tissue

Price per sample $36.72

Product Additional search

Features Additional searching due to potential parents added to be parent matched after the initial profiling and parent search is completed.

Price per sample $15.30

Pricing valid from 1 June 2021.

Animal health – for more information about our animal health testing options.

Bulk Milk BVD testing

Test

Sample type(s)

Price (GST excl.)

Test BVD monitoring pack

Sample type(s) Dairy company vat samples only

Price (GST excl.) $369.50

Test Additional BVD PCR – half price*

Sample type(s) Dairy company vat samples only

Price (GST excl.) $88.55

Test BVD PCR

Sample type(s) Dairy company or custom bulk milk samples

Price (GST excl.) $177.10

Test BVD antibody ELISA

Sample type(s) Dairy company or custom bulk milk samples

Price (GST excl.) $41.20

* Only available to herds on Bulk Milk Monitoring Pack.

Individual BVD testing using herd test samples

Test

Sample type(s)

Price per sample (GST excl.)

Test PI hunt (nominated list)

Sample type(s) BVD positive herds only

Price per sample (GST excl.) $12.70

Individual BVD testing using blood or tissue samples

Test*

Sample type**

Result turnaround time from receipt of sample at lab

Price per sample (GST excl.)***

Test* BVD PCR (tests animals older than 35 days for BVD virus)

Sample type** EDTA blood or serum

Result turnaround time from receipt of sample at lab 7 working days

Price per sample (GST excl.)*** $9.60 (minimum of 6 samples)

Test* Calf BVD PCR (test animals younger than 35 days)

Sample type** EDTA Blood, serum

Result turnaround time from receipt of sample at lab 7 working days

Price per sample (GST excl.)*** $12.70

Test* Tissue Calf BVD PCR (test animals of any age)

Sample type** Tissue only

Result turnaround time from receipt of sample at lab 7 working days

Price per sample (GST excl.)*** $12.70 (minimum of 6 samples)

Test* BVD antigen ELISA (tests animals older than 35 days for BVD virus)

Sample type** Tissue or EDTA blood/serum

Result turnaround time from receipt of sample at lab 3 working days

Price per sample (GST excl.)*** $12.70

* PI confirmation on antigen ELISA only.

** One sample is required per individual test.

*** Sampling and veterinary consultation fees are not included.

Johnes disease testing

Pricing effective 1 June 2021.

Test type

Sample type

Result turnaround time (from receipt at lab)

Price (per sample) excl GST

Test type Johne's disease ELISA (all animals in herd test will be included)

Sample type Herd test sample

Result turnaround time (from receipt at lab) 7 working days

Price (per sample) excl GST $4.85

Test type Johne's disease ELISA

Sample type ETDA blood or serum sample

Result turnaround time (from receipt at lab) 5 working days

Price (per sample) excl GST $15.80

Test type Johne's disease effluent test

Sample type Effluent

Result turnaround time (from receipt at lab) 10 working days

Price (per sample) excl GST $195

Sampling and veterinary consultation fees are not included. Tests must be booked through a veterinarian.

Milk pregnancy testing

Herd test milk samples are utilised to detect pregnancy-associated glycoproteins produced by the placenta. This test can detect pregnancy 28 days after mating.

Test

Sample type

Result turnaround time

Price* excl GST

Test Milk pregnancy testing (All animals included at herd test. Additional fees apply for partial herds*)

Sample type Herd test sample

Result turnaround time 7 working days from receipt into the animal health lab

Price* excl GST $2.99

* Per sample, plus the cost of herd testing. An administration fee of $49.95 (GST excl.) applies for partial herd pregnancy testing. Test price is per sample, herd testing fees additional.

Staph aureus testing

Herd test milk samples are utilised to identify whether sub-clinical staph aureus is a problem in a herd.

Test

Sample type

Result turnaround time

Price (excl GST)

Test Staph aureus testing(minimum 25 samples)

Sample type Herd test sample

Result turnaround time 7 working days from receipt into the animal health lab

Price (excl GST) $18.50

Animal Health Tests - Dairy goats

Type of test

Sample Type

Result turnaround time

Price per sample

Type of test CAE ELISA

Sample Type Herd Test sample

Result turnaround time 7 working days from receipt into the animal health lab

Price per sample $9.00

Type of test CAE ELISA - partial herd

Sample Type Herd Test sample

Result turnaround time 7 working days from receipt into the animal health lab

Price per sample $9.00

Type of test Milk Pregnancy Testing - all animals at the Herd Test

Sample Type Herd Test sample

Result turnaround time 7 working days from receipt into the animal health lab

Price per sample $2.99

Type of test Milk Pregnancy Testing - partial herd

Sample Type Herd Test sample

Result turnaround time 7 working days from receipt into the animal health lab

Price per sample $2.99 + $49.95 admin fee

Other testing types - Animal health

Pricing effective 1 June 2021.

Test type

Sample type*

Result turnaround time

Price per sample

Test type BVD, PCR & EBL ELISA (Samples pooled in lab, but resulted and charged individually)

Sample type* EDTA blood or serum

Result turnaround time 7 working days from receipt of sample at the lab

Price per sample $11.65

Test type EBL ELISA (samples pooled in lab but resulted and charged individually)

Sample type* EDTA blood or serum

Result turnaround time 5 working days from receipt of sample at the lab

Price per sample $3.10 (minimum charge per submission $12.70)

Test type IBR ELISA

Sample type* EDTA blood or serum

Result turnaround time 5 working days from receipt of sample at the lab

Price per sample $15.80

Test type Export test surcharge (For MPI approved tests carried out under ELP rules)

Sample type* Individual serum only

Result turnaround time n/a

Price per sample $5.20

Test type Aliquot to 3rd party laboratory

Sample type* n/a

Result turnaround time n/a

Price per sample $2.60

* EDTA blood samples: for optimal sample quality and the most effective sample processing the LIC Animal health lab prefers blood samples submitted in EDTA vacutainers (purple top)

Field Assist – for more information about how our field assists can help you.

LIC Field assist

Field assist price per hour

$67.50

Field assist travel

$0.75 per kilometre

On Farm Weighing Service Pricing

Set up fee

$150

Fee per animal

$2

Travel fee (per km)

$0.72

All prices Excl GST.

Pricing valid from 1 June 2021.

SPACE™ -  for more information about our satellite and pasture cover evaluation service.

SPACE™ Prices

The SPACE™ service is an annual subscription which is charged monthly and calculated on farm size.

Farm size (ha)

Price (per annum) +gst

Farm size (ha) 0-50

Price (per annum) +gst $1050

Farm size (ha) 51-80

Price (per annum) +gst $1550

Farm size (ha) 81-100

Price (per annum) +gst $2050

Farm size (ha) 101-150

Price (per annum) +gst $2300

Farm size (ha) 151-200

Price (per annum) +gst $2550

Farm size (ha) 201-300

Price (per annum) +gst $2800

Farm size (ha) 301-400

Price (per annum) +gst $3050

Farm size (ha) 401+

Price (per annum) +gst $3050 + $1.00/ha

LIC offers a full range of official NAIT approved electronic (EID) tags and an extensive range of management tags from Allfex, Z Tags and Flexa.

To view full details on all tags, including pricing, go to the LIC Shop.

Electronic Plate Meters

To view full details and purchase, go to the LIC Shop.

Product

Price

Product Tru-Test™ EC-09 Electronic Plate Meter

Price $758.36

Product Tru-Test™ EC-10 Electronic Plate Meter

Price $908.36

Product Tru-Test™ EC-20 Electronic Plate Meter

Price $1208.36

Prices exclusive of GST and include postage.

EID Readers and wands

To view full details and purchase, go to the LIC Shop.

Product

Price

Product Tru-Test™ SRS2 EID Stick Reader

Price $1,312

Product Tru-Test™ XRS2 EID Stick Reader

Price $2095

Product Allflex RS420 EID Wand (90cm)

Price $1760

Product Allflex RS420 EID Wand (60cm)

Price $1600

Product Allflex RS420 (green) Wand Battery

Price $71.00

Product Gallagher HR4 v2 EID Tag Reader

Price $1579

Product Gallagher HR5 v2 EID Tag Reader

Price $2,055

Prices exclude GST.

Pricing valid from 1 June 2021.

FarmWise® - for information about our FarmWise consultants and how they can help you.

FarmWise® visit prices

Includes farm visits and project work

Length of visit/project work

Price

Length of visit/project work Typically 3-4 hours - tailored to suit requirements

Price from $700

FarmWise agreements available for purchase

Type of agreement

FarmWise client

Non-FarmWise client

Type of agreement Employment (permanent and casual)

FarmWise client $175

Non-FarmWise client $350

Type of agreement Sharemilking - 50/50

FarmWise client $175

Non-FarmWise client $350

Type of agreement Lower order sharemilking

FarmWise client $175

Non-FarmWise client $350

Type of agreement Contract milker agreement

FarmWise client $175

Non-FarmWise client $350

Type of agreement Herd lease agreement

FarmWise client $175

Non-FarmWise client $350

Type of agreement Grazing agreement

FarmWise client $175

Non-FarmWise client $350