Livestock Improvement Corporation Ltd

Type: Company
Name: Livestock Improvement Corporation Ltd
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 28 2014 - 1 reports

Baringo bees beat climate blues

Baringo County: The Tugen community of Bogoria in Baringo County has discovered a way to go around the harsh climate that has kept them in misery for years: Beekeeping.The benefits of honey are amazing, and many of the residents are now making a living ... [Published East African Standard - Oct 28 2014]
First reported Oct 27 2014 - Updated Oct 27 2014 - 1 reports

LIC successfully produces bulls with shorter gestation periods

Livestock Improvement   Corporation (LIC), which supplies about three-quarters of New Zealand's bull semen, had been working to breed bulls with a shorter gestation interval of their resulting offspring.This has resulted in a major breakthrough which ... [Published EFeedLink - Oct 27 2014]
Entities: Cattle, Dairy, Embryo, farmer
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 2 reports

New director for LIC board

Abigail Foote.Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) has appointed Abigail Foote to its board as an independent director.The appointment was ratified by LIC shareholders at the farmer-owner co-operative’s annual meeting yesterday.Foote is currently a ... [Published FWplus - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Early-gestation calves huge boost to industry

Two hereford calves born recently on a South Canterbury farm might hold the key to increasing the number of milking days for the country's dairy cows.The calves were born 30 days earlier than the normal gestation period for dairy cows, in a big breakthrough ... [Published Waikato Times - Oct 22 2014]
Entities: Cattle, Dairy, cow
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Expanding beyond the bread and butter

Josh White knows his product is a winner, he just doesn't have the resources to sell it fast enough."Every single farm our product's gone onto, either a small water system or a big system, it's made savings for the farmer. So I'm extremely confident in ... [Published Taranaki Daily News - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

PGW confident of dairy rebound

PGG Wrightson wants a bigger share of dairying, just as the industry faces a slumping payout forecast.The listed rural services company had operating earnings of $58.7 million in the year to June 2014 compared with just under $46m the year before.It forecasts ... [Published Taranaki Daily News - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 12 2014 - Updated Oct 12 2014 - 1 reports

Livestock trade between Namibia and South Africa reopened by Court ruling

On 26 August 2014 the South African Feedlot Association (Safa) announced that the new livestock regulations introduced by the South African authorities in May had been “suspended with immediate effect”. The Namibian Agricultural Union described this as ... [Published Agritrade - Oct 12 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

New LIC rep for North Otago

Livestock Improvement Corporation has appointed a new farm solutions manager for the North Otago/Maniototo area who will be based in Oamaru.Marinka Kingma from Balclutha has been in the role for about a month and says she is very excited to have taken ... [Published Oamaru Mail - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

Profile: Mark Jeffries

Mark Jeffries was recently appointed head of the PrimaryIndustry Training Organisation (Primary ITO). There are 14,000 trainees throughout the agriculture, horticulture, water, equine, sports turf and food processing industries building their skills ... [Published Wairarapa Times Age - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Heat goes on milk production

Missing a heat in a cow will cost a farmer at least $200 as the cow comes into milk later than she might have.Getting heat detection right was the focus of a workshop at Massey University's No 4 dairy farm. It was put on by DairyNZ and breeding companies ... [Published stuff.co.nz - Sep 30 2014]
Entities: Cattle, cow, farmer
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Wool farmers urged to cast vote in levy poll

Southland Rural Support Trust chairman John Kennedy at hisdairy farm near Winton last week. Photo by Nicole SharpThe new Southern Rural Support Trust (SRST) chairman istaking the new role in his stride.Winton farmer John Kennedy has been dairy farming ... [Published Otago Daily Times - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Dairy database a step closer

Industry body DairyNZ is welcoming news released to the NZX Alternative Market (NZAX) that the Minister for Primary Industries has formally granted consent for changes to animal genetics company Livestock Improvement Corporation's (LIC) constitution. ... [Published Scoop NZ - Business - Sep 01 2014]

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...significant impact on programme going forward, and the options we provide our farmers to shorten gestation length of their cows", Ellis explained. "Being born 30 days early gives these calves a gestation length breeding value (BV) of -14. This means that when the bull calf is mated to a typical dairy cow, it will create a Hereford-cross calf that will be born seven days early."
"The biggest challenge through the year was re-organising LIC to put the farmer in the centre of our business." - Waikato Times
"What that means is that we'll be able to mate them further down the track and create a whole new eliteness within our elite genetics" he said
"We looked around and we found there was an issue with milk on-farm, where the milk was overflowing from vats; farmers would dump two or three vats a year every year."

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Baringo bees beat climate blues [Published East African Standard - Oct 28 2014]
LIC successfully produces bulls with shorter ge... [Published EFeedLink - Oct 27 2014]
New director for LIC board [Published FWplus - Oct 23 2014]
LIC appoints new director [Published Southland Times - Oct 22 2014]
Early-gestation calves huge boost to industry [Published Waikato Times - Oct 22 2014]
Expanding beyond the bread and butter [Published Taranaki Daily News - Oct 21 2014]
PGW confident of dairy rebound [Published Taranaki Daily News - Oct 21 2014]
Livestock trade between Namibia and South Afric... [Published Agritrade - Oct 12 2014]
New LIC rep for North Otago [Published Oamaru Mail - Oct 09 2014]
Profile: Mark Jeffries [Published Wairarapa Times Age - Oct 02 2014]
Heat goes on milk production [Published stuff.co.nz - Sep 30 2014]
Wool farmers urged to cast vote in levy poll [Published Otago Daily Times - Sep 25 2014]
CodeBlue launches ICT intern programme in Auckland [Published Computerworld New Zealand - Sep 25 2014]
Dairy database a step closer [Published Scoop NZ - Business - Sep 01 2014]
Fact Sheet for Livestock Improvement Corporatio... [Published Able2Act - Apr 17 2008]
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