2018 Pricing Catalogue

All prices are exclusive of GST. Prices effective from 1 April 2018 unless otherwise stated.

Prices valid from 1 April 2018

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

Premier Sires® technician service prices

You 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) $23.65

Forward Pack (per insemination) $26.65

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $26.65

Number of cows 101-200

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $23.05

Forward Pack (per insemination) $26.05

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $26.05

Number of cows 201-300

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $22.45

Forward Pack (per insemination) $25.45

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $25.45

Number of cows 301-400

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $21.85

Forward Pack (per insemination) $24.85

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $24.85

Number of cows 401-500

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $21.25

Forward Pack (per insemination) $24.25

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $24.25

Number of cows 501-600

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $20.65

Forward Pack (per insemination) $23.65

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $23.65

Number of cows 601-700

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $20.05

Forward Pack (per insemination) $23.05

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $23.05

Number of cows 701-800

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $19.45

Forward Pack (per insemination) $22.45

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $22.45

Number of cows 801-900

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $18.85

Forward Pack (per insemination) $21.85

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $21.85

Number of cows 901-1000

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $18.25

Forward Pack (per insemination) $21.25

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $21.25

Number of cows 1001-1100

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $17.65

Forward Pack (per insemination) $20.65

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $20.65

Number of cows 1101-2000

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $17.00

Forward Pack (per insemination) $20.00

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $20.00

Number of cows 2001+

Daughter Proven (per insemination) $16.10

Forward Pack (per insemination) $19.10

A2/A2 team* (per insemination) $19.10

* 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 or an A2 plan for the same breed and animal group. 

As your inseminations increase, prices will move down the graduated price scale, and each insemination will be charged at the appropriate Daughter Proven or Genomically Selected rate. 

Example 1: Your 100th and your 101st Forward Pack insemination will be charged at $26.65 and $26.05 respectively. 

Daughter Proven

Example 2: If you were to have 320 Daughter Proven Premier Sires Technician Service inseminations, you would be charged as follows: $7,352 / 320 cows = $22.98

Number of inseminations

Price per insemination

Total cost for each hundred

Number of inseminations 1-100

Price per insemination $23.65

Total cost for each hundred $2365

Number of inseminations 101-200

Price per insemination $23.05

Total cost for each hundred $2305

Number of inseminations 201-300

Price per insemination $22.45

Total cost for each hundred $2245

Number of inseminations 301-320

Price per insemination $21.85

Total cost for each hundred $437

Total cost: $7352

Average cost per insemination for 320 cows: $22.98

Premier Sires DIY prices

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) $22.65

Forward Pack (per straw) $25.65

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $25.65

Number of cows 101-200

Daughter Proven (per straw) $22.05

Forward Pack (per straw) $25.05

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $25.05

Number of cows 201-300

Daughter Proven (per straw) $21.45

Forward Pack (per straw) $24.45

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $24.45

Number of cows 301-400

Daughter Proven (per straw) $20.85

Forward Pack (per straw) $23.85

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $23.85

Number of cows 401-500

Daughter Proven (per straw) $20.25

Forward Pack (per straw) $23.25

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $23.25

Number of cows 501-600

Daughter Proven (per straw) $19.65

Forward Pack (per straw) $22.65

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $22.65

Number of cows 601-700

Daughter Proven (per straw) $19.05

Forward Pack (per straw) $22.05

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $22.05

Number of cows 701-800

Daughter Proven (per straw) $18.45

Forward Pack (per straw) $21.45

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $21.45

Number of cows 801-900

Daughter Proven (per straw) $17.85

Forward Pack (per straw) $20.85

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $20.85

Number of cows 901-1000

Daughter Proven (per straw) $17.25

Forward Pack (per straw) $20.25

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $20.25

Number of cows 1001-1100

Daughter Proven (per straw) $16.65

Forward Pack (per straw) $19.65

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $19.65

Number of cows 1101-2000

Daughter Proven (per straw) $16.00

Forward Pack (per straw) $19.00

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $19.00

Number of cows 2001+

Daughter Proven (per straw) $15.10

Forward Pack (per straw) $18.10

A2/A2 team* (per straw) $18.10

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

Short Gestation length semen - for more information about SGL. 

Short Gestation semen prices

Product

Delivery

Price

Product SGL Dairy® (predominantly Crossbred)*

Delivery Fresh

Price Premier Sires sliding scale – Daughter Proven

Product SGL Dairy (predominantly Crossbred)*

Delivery Frozen

Price $15.85 per straw

Product SGL Beef Hereford*

Delivery Fresh

Price $17.05 including technician services / $16.05 DIY

Product SGL Beef Hereford

Delivery Frozen

Price $12.15 per straw

Product SGL Beef Angus

Delivery Frozen

Price $12.15 per straw

Product Compact Calving KiwiCross® + BW

Delivery Frozen

Price $22.10 per straw

Product Compact Calving Holstein-Friesian + BW

Delivery Frozen

Price $22.10 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

$16.45 per straw (GST excl.)

For a non-contract Wagyu option, see this year's Alpha catalogue, published April 2018.

Wagyu-cross calf prices (2019-borns): First Light contract

Type of calf: 2019-borns

Spring calving

Autumn calving

Type of calf: 2019-borns Male or female — at least 90kg live weight

Spring calving $550 (+ $2 for each additional kg over 90kg)

Autumn calving $550 (+ $2 for each additional kg over 90kg)

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

Farmers who re-sign the contract for a third (or more) consecutive season receive an additional (re-sign bonus) payment of $50 per calf on top of the purchase price*.

*Conditions apply including minimum insemination of 10% of herd size or 40 straws; which ever is greater.

2018-born calves (i.e. contracts already in-place): 2018 calf prices apply

All prices are GST exclusive.

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 As credit in March following the season's mating

Percentage discount 5%

Year of qualification Second

How/When applied At time of charging

Percentage discount 10%

Year of qualification Third and subsequent

How/When applied At 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. 

Please note your straw purchase can be made up of any combination of Premier Sires® or Alpha™ straws. Premier Sires Fresh Sexed and Sire Proving Scheme inseminations contribute toward the 95% threshold of (InvestaMate) qualifying purchases, (qualifying animals are female animals born prior to 31st December 2016 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.

Product

Bulls

Cost per straw

Product Economy pack

Bulls 3+ bulls

Cost per straw $15.30

Product Classic pack

Bulls 5+ bulls

Cost per straw $22.15

Bulls 4 bulls

Cost per straw $24.35

Bulls 3 bulls

Cost per straw $26.55

Product Genomic pack

Bulls 5+ bulls

Cost per straw $27.70

Product Ayrshire pack

Bulls 3+ bulls

Cost per straw $18.85

Product Young Ayrshire pack

Bulls 3+ bulls

Cost per straw $12.80

Bulls No Choice pack

Cost per straw $4.40

Product Short gestation dairy pack

Bulls No Choice pack

Cost per straw $15.85

Product Short gestation beef pack

Bulls No Choice pack

Cost per straw $12.15

Product Compact calving (dairy)

Bulls No Choice pack

Cost per straw $22.10

Product KiwiCross® high Jersey content pack

Bulls No Choice pack

Cost per straw $20.05

Product Beef pack

Bulls No Choice pack

Cost per straw $8.90

Product OAD pack

Bulls No Choice pack

Cost per straw $20.05

Product High input

Bulls No Choice pack

Cost per straw $20.05

Product Polled pack

Bulls No Choice pack

Cost per straw $20.05

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 handling fee.

Dispatches
All Alpha Nominated DIY orders will incur a $30 dispatch charge.

Alpha volume discounts

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

To obtain the best discount possible, order all your semen to be dispatched at the same time. Orders are packed and dispatched according to technicians’ runs 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.

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 handling fee.

Dispatches

All Alpha Nominated DIY orders will incur a $30 dispatch charge.

Pricing effective 1 April 2018.

Alpha Technician™ service

Number of inseminations

per insemination

Number of inseminations 1-300

per insemination $6.65

Number of inseminations 301-600

per insemination $6.35

Number of inseminations 601 +

per insemination $6.05

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 handling fee. 

Dispatches

All Alpha DIY orders will incur a $30 dispatch charge.

Non-LIC straws

The cost of an LIC AB Technician using non-LIC straws is $8.65 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

$699.00

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

DIY insemination training

DIY full course - 1 week

$699.00

DIY refresher training - 1 day

$180.00

DIY equipment

AB Supplies*

AB Supplies* Gloves - Plastic disposable

Pkt 100

$40.50

AB Supplies* Insemination Wipes

Pkt 100

$13.85

AB Supplies* AB Lubricant

2 litre

$16.85

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

$75.00

AB Supplies* Tweezers

Each

$15.60

AB Supplies* Scissors

Each

$12.20

* Customers are charged a freight fee of $15.00 per order. For AB supplies orders requiring same-day dispatch, a $29.00 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 total

$98.60

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

$10.90

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

$46.60

Semen storage: $0.52 per straw per year, minimum annual charge $52.

Semen dispatch (LIC semen): DIY customers are charged a dispatch fee of $30.00 per order, charged direct to the client.

Semen dispatch (other suppliers of semen, charged to supplier who may on-charge): Dispatch fee $93 per order; late dispatch fee $52 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: $31 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 per order for semen in storage that is transferred from one participant code to another.

Inter-island transfer fee: $37.50 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)

$4.00 per litre or $5.00 per kg

Field sales

$6.70 per litre or $8.20 per kg

Prices valid from 1 April 2018

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

Contact your LIC rep to order.

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

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after 1-999

Ordered for delivery prior to 20 September $2.30

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after $2.40

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after 1000-2999

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 3000-9999

Ordered for delivery prior to 20 September $2.05

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after $2.15

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after 10000+

Ordered for delivery prior to 20 September $1.80

Ordered for delivery 20 September or after $1.90

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 $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 despatch 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

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

MINDA*

Monthly

MINDA* Herd fee

Monthly $56.00

MINDA* Per animal fee

Monthly $0.28

*MINDA LIVE / MINDApro / Minda app

MINDA report prices

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

$59.00 each

Three generation pedigree (3GP)

$10.00

Reports for non-MINDA customers

$59.00 each

Mating Detail Certificate (MDC) book (A4)

$62.00

Paper reports ordered through LIC customer experience centre

$59.00 each

Electronic reports ordered through LIC customer experience centre

$36.00 each

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

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. 

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 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 $99.00

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 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

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

Whole herd parentage testing - dairy cow

Whole Herd Parentage Testing matches current season’s calves to your GeneMark® G3 profiled dams and sires by DNA analysis.

Price per sample (GST excl.)

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

Price per sample (GST excl.) $26.52

DNA Profile & Parent Search* (current seasons calves only. LIC sire
profiles will be provided by LIC)

Price per sample (GST excl.) $26.52

*G2 compatible with G3 for transitioning herds only, customers must provide calf birth dates and dam calving dates.

Batch processing

Current season's calves can be sent in multiple batches for processing. Note that for the second and subsequent batches, the $95 fee applies in addition to the $26.52 sample fee.

Specifically:

Batch 1: $26.52 per sample

Batch 2: $26.52 per sample + $95 batch fee

Each subsequent batch (batch 3; batch 4; etc.): $26.52 per sample + $95 per batch fee

Whole herd optional extras

Optional extras

Price (per sample)

Optional extras DNA Profile & Parent Search (previous seasons progeny)

Price (per sample) $30.60

Optional extras A2 tissue test + Profile/Parentage

Price (per sample) $36.72

Optional extras Uncertain Sire Search (dams requiring sire verification only)

Price (per sample) $10.20*

Optional extras Additional Search (additional analysis after initial profiling and parent search

Price (per sample) $10.20

Optional extras BVD + Profile + Parentage (tissue sample)
(calves must be older than 35 days)

Price (per sample) $39.22

*excludes $26.52 profile fee

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.) $15.30

A2 tissue test + Profile/Parentage

Price per sample (GST excl.) $46.92

A2/A2 geneotype 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 $10.20

Test A2/A2

Sample type Tissue

Results turnaround time 4 weeks

Price per sample $22.95

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 $19.95 + standard herd test costs

*Available if the animal already has a G3 profile.

Freemartin test price

Test

Sample type

Results turnaround time

Price (per sample)

Test Freemartin (xx/xy chimera test)

Sample type Purple vacutainer blood sample only

Results turnaround time 4 weeks

Price (per sample) $91.80

DNA sampling equipment - Dairy cattle and goat

Equipment

Cost

Equipment Punch kit

Cost $25 per box of ten

Equipment Allflex tissue sampler

Cost $115 per unit

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

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

Test PI Clear (Whole Herd)

Sample type(s) Herd Test Milk Samples (BVD Negative herds only)

Price per sample (GST excl.) $3.55 per sample

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 PC (Tests animals older than 35 days for BVD virus)

Sample type** EDTA Blood or serum

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

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

Test* Calf PCR (Tests calves up to 35 days old for BVD virus)

Sample type** EDTA Blood or serum

Result turnaround time from receipt of sample at lab 5 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

Test* BVD Antibody ELISA (Tests for exposure to BVD virus)

Sample type** EDTA Blood or serum

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

Price per sample (GST excl.)*** $15.80

* PI confirmation on Antigen ELISA only.

** One sample is required per individual test.

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

Johne's disease testing

Test type

Sample type

Result turnaround time (from receipt at lab)

Price (per sample)

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) $4.35

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) $15.80

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

Milk pregnancy testing

Milk Pregnancy Testing is available for a limited number of dairy herds. Herd test milk samples are utilised to detect pregnancy-associated glycoproteins produced by the placenta. This test can detect pregnancy 28 days after mating has been validated, for use up to 130 days after the final mating of the herd.

Test

Sample type

Result turnaround time

Price*

Test Milk pregnancy testing for up to 1000 samples (all animals in herd test will be included)

Sample type Herd test sample

Result turnaround time 7 working days

Price* $3.75 (GST excl.)**

Test Milk pregnancy testing for more than 1000 samples (all animals in herd test will be included)

Sample type Herd test sample

Result turnaround time 7 working days

Price* $3.50 (GST excl.)**

*We also charge an administration fee of $49.95 (GST excl.) for partial herd pregnancy testing.

**Per sample, plus the cost of herd testing 

Other testing types - Animal health

Test type

Sample type*

Result turnaround time from receipt of sample at the lab

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 from receipt of sample at the lab 7 working days

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 from receipt of sample at the lab 5 working days

Price per sample $3.10 (minimum charge per submission $21.70)

Test type EBL ELISA (Export certification testing)

Sample type* EDTA blood or serum

Result turnaround time from receipt of sample at the lab n/a

Price per sample $15.80

Test type IBR ELISA

Sample type* EDTA blood or serum

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

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 from receipt of sample at the lab n/a

Price per sample $5.20

Test type Aliquot to 3rd party laboratory

Sample type* n/a

Result turnaround time from receipt of sample at the lab 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.

Field assist

A Field assist from LIC can:

  • Organise herd records
  • Address remedial work
  • Solve animal queries
  • Provide a herd audit and EID linking for NAIT requirements (MINDA customers)
  • Carry out animal identification checks and verification
  • Demonstrate and provide practical training for LIC software products (e.g. MINDA)
  • Assist with GeneMark DNA sampling

Field assist price per hour

$65

Field assist travel

$0.70 per kilometre

Automation – for more information about our Automation products

Protrack®

Product

Rotary

Herringbone

Licence fee (per annum)

Product Protrack Hub*

Rotary From: $7,500

Herringbone From: $7,500

Product Protrack Draft

Rotary 3-way gate from: $19,990*

Herringbone 3-way gate from: $19,990*

Licence fee (per annum) $520

Product Protrack ID*

Rotary From: $32,000*

Herringbone From: $32,000*

Licence fee (per annum) $560

Product Protrack Heat

Rotary From: $25,000*

Herringbone From: $32,000*

Licence fee (per annum) Rotary $394
Herringbone/In-race $504

Product Protrack Feed

Rotary From: $10,000*

Licence fee (per annum) $150

Product Protrack Animal Recording*

Licence fee (per annum) $300

Product Protrack Body Condition Scoring

Rotary From: $13,950*

Herringbone From: $7,950*

Licence fee (per annum) From: $1,650 / 300 cows / annum
$16,500 / 3,000 cows / annum

Product Optional 19" touch screen

Rotary From: $6,500

Herringbone From: $6,500

Product OWL flashing light system

Rotary From: $275 per light*

Herringbone From: $275 per light*

All pricing quoted is exclusive of GST. All prices are effective until 31 May 2019.

* Prices include installation but excludes Protrack installer’s travel and the cost of an electrician and engineer to complete work in preparation for installing Protrack. The Protrack Hub is required when you purchase your first Protrack module. Any further modules purchased will automatically connect to the Protrack Hub.  MINDA integration with Protrack Draft is limited to your list of animals. Protrack ID Rotary is required for Protrack Feed. Protrack Animal Recording is available by purchasing any Protrack Module other than Protrack Draft

** Minimum 20% deposit (non-refundable) on interest free purchases, credit criteria and conditions apply. Refer LIC Conditions and Services rules.

Protrack® SCC and Protrack® Milk

Protrack SCC is an automated in-line somatic cell count (SCC) test that provides you with a live SCC result within two minutes of cupping the cow. For live alerts, integrate with Protrack or your smartphone/tablet.

Protrack Milk is a milk sensor that provides live results for yield, fat, protein, lactose and conductivity, as well as monitoring plant performance. 

Product

Unit cost

Licence fee (per annum)

Connected hub

OWL

Product Protrack SCC

Unit cost from $1990 per unit

Licence fee (per annum) $31.50 per unit

Connected hub From $7500

OWL From $275 per light

Product Protrack Milk

Unit cost Rotary - from $690 per unit

Licence fee (per annum) $10.50 per unit

Connected hub From $7500

Product Protrack Milk

Unit cost Herringbone - from $860 per unit

Licence fee (per annum) $10.50 per unit

Connected hub From $7500

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 $150

Non-FarmWise client $300

Type of agreement Sharemilking - 50/50

FarmWise client $150

Non-FarmWise client $300

Type of agreement Lower order sharemilking

FarmWise client $150

Non-FarmWise client $300

Type of agreement Contract milker agreement

FarmWise client $150

Non-FarmWise client $300

Type of agreement Herd lease agreement

FarmWise client $150

Non-FarmWise client $300

Type of agreement Grazing agreement

FarmWise client $150

Non-FarmWise client $300

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)

Farm size (ha) 0-50

Price (per annum) $1000

Farm size (ha) 51-80

Price (per annum) $1500

Farm size (ha) 81-100

Price (per annum) $2000

Farm size (ha) 101-150

Price (per annum) $2250

Farm size (ha) 151-200

Price (per annum) $2500

Farm size (ha) 201-300

Price (per annum) $2750

Farm size (ha) 301-400

Price (per annum) $3000

Farm size (ha) 401+

Price (per annum) $3000 + $1.00/ha

Payment terms

For existing customers there are three methods of payment for all services, products and solutions supplied: (i) direct debit; (ii) cash incl. cheques; (iii) electronic banking.

For new customers, a direct debit is required to be set up with LIC and LIC Automation.

The total account balance is payable in full on the 20th of the following month, unless prior arrangements have been made for a payment instalment option. The payment instalment options are:

  • Artificial breeding products Premier Sires, Alpha semen, Alpha inseminations and all heat detectors: Three equal monthly instalments at a 9% annual interest rate.
  • New GeneMark Whole Herd customers: 12 months interest free; 24 months interest free, or;  36 months (24 months interest free plus 12 months interest-bearing) on the cost of DNA profiling.These payment terms exclude TSU, A2, and BVD testing.
  • Protrack: For the 12 month payment plan, terms are offered interest-free. For the five-year payment plan, terms are interest-bearing. Purchases are subject to a 20% deposit, payable upon signing (with the exception of the five-year, interest-bearing, term). 

Interest rates apply to instalment options, and rates will be reviewed on a regular basis.

LIC lending criteria apply.

A charge of $1.95 per month is charged to customers who elect to continue to receive paper invoices.

Overdue accounts

A penalty charge will be made on any outstanding balance where the payment obligations have not been met. Interest rates will be reviewed on a regular basis.

Additional charges

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

All prices are exclusive of GST.

 © 2018 Livestock Improvement Corporation Limited (“LIC”). LIC is the owner of all Intellectual Property Rights connected with the brand names Premier Sires®, SGL Dairy®, KiwiCross®, MINDA®, EZ Heat®, GeneMark®, Farmwise®, DataMate®, SPACE™, Alpha™, MINDA Pro™, Protrack™ and Protrack EZ Heat™ and the products SGL, Forward Pack, AB Technician, Sire Proving Scheme, Herd Testing, LIC Heat Patch, Heat Patch Plus, 6 Week Challenge and the associated visual identity and trade dress. Intellectual property in the brand names Saber™, CellSense®, YieldSense®, Beacon® and the associated visual identity and trade dress are owned by LIC Automation Limited and Beacon Automation Pty Limited respectively.

 

Summary of significant changes to LIC Conditions and Service Rules for 2018-2019, following share simplification:

 

Part A has been amended to reflect the change in LIC’s Share Standard which came into effect in July 2018.

 

Part A, clause 10: sets out the process by which LIC customers will become Ordinary Shareholders. 

 

Part A, clause 11: LIC may acquire Ordinary Shares on behalf of the customer (either by buying them on market or by issuing them to the customer) if the customer fails to meet their Shareholding Requirement by the Compliance Date.

 

Part A, clause 12: LIC may dispose of a customer’s Ordinary Shares in accordance with LIC’s Constitution.

 

Part A, clause 13: Provides definitions specific to LIC’s revised Share Standard, including definitions of the Minimum Purchases Amount, Qualifying Expenditure, Qualifying Products and Services and the Shareholding Requirement.

 

Part A, clause 15: Describes how dividends received on all nil paid Ordinary Shares any certain Ordinary Shares shall be used to pay up any nil paid Ordinary Shares.

 

Part B, clause 78(b): LIC is not authorised to provide financial advice relating to Ordinary Shares.

 

For a complete copy of LIC’s Conditions and Service Rules, please refer to https://www.lic.co.nz/about/lic-service-rules/