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SGL Hereford- meet the people behind the bulls

Behind every good bull there’s an innovative breeder with a story and LIC’s Short Gestation Length (SGL) Hereford team is no exception.

We have a winner! Find out who's going to Fieldays® 2019!

Congratulations to the winner of the LIC Premier Club Photo Competition, and the trip of a lifetime to New Zealand Fieldays® 2019!

Premier Club Sales

In the interest of providing as many farmers as we can with the opportunity to purchase our genetics, all orders have been restricted to a maximum of 25% of any one Premier Club bull.

Breeding the ideal 'invisible' cow with the help of LIC Premier Club bulls

The Breen family had traditionally milked a herd of Holstein Friesian cows. However, Simon made the decision to go down the New Zealand route a number of years ago.

Seven interesting facts about gestation length

With calving well underway, farmers will be noticing the actual arrival date of their calves compared to the expected arrival date. While many will be arriving on or close to their due dates, some may be quite a few days either side of when they were expected. This could have a lot to do with the gestation length breeding values (BV) of the animals you used for mating.

Next generation of top bulls land at LIC

New Zealand’s busy calving period is well and truly wrapped up for most dairy farms but for the country’s largest supplier of dairy genetics, the annual influx has just begun with the industry’s most promising young talent arriving at LIC’s farm in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Strong start to 2018 for LIC Ireland as Co-Op plans to start breeding Irish LIC Bulls

LIC Ireland are delighted to have over 500 members already signed up to the Premier Club. Given this interest and the positive response from farmers to date, LIC plans to increase its investment in the Irish dairy industry through the establishment of an LIC Irish Bull Breeding Programme in 2018.

Profit from well grown heifers

Heifers that reach their mature-liveweight-based growth targets have been seen to deliver both productive and reproductive benefits to the dairy farmer, helping to drive the bottom line on-farm.

Why body condition score is so important

Every season is different and with variation in weather comes variation in pasture cover. This is also the case with cow condition. What should you be doing to ensure cow condition is protected through autumn and winter?

LIC Ireland reports year of growth plus new ‘Premier Club’ to benefit Irish farmers

LIC Ireland has announced they have had one of their most successful years in the Irish market to date, with growth over the past 12 months of 15%.