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The Rogers on their New Zealand dairy farm in Taupiri, Waikato

On the fast track

A programme of consistent genetic gain, recording accuracy, and calf quality is the key to success on the Rogers’ Taupiri Farm in Waikato, New Zealand.

There’s no ‘I’ in team

LIC Herd Improvement Analyst Jayden Calder discusses the benefit of genomics when making breeding selections and the role of bull teams to help fulfil herd improvement goals.

LIC Ireland breeding advisor Eoin Kennedy

A day in the life of breeding advisor Eoin Kennedy

Eoin joined the LIC Ireland team a year ago, and is loving every minute of his job. He says the quality of the bulls on offer puts him in the ‘best’ position to help grassland farmers improve the productivity and efficiency of their herds.

Irish dairy farmer Simon Breen aims to breed high EBI cows

No square on the milk cheque for EBI

The idea of picking low economic breeding index (EBI) bulls will be a foreign idea to many, but for one farmer, picking these bulls is resulting in high EBI cows. Farming near the village of Emly in Co. Tipperary, Simon Breen milks 250 Jersey-cross cows in a spring-calving grass-based system.

LIC Ireland genetics manager David Power

David Power talks about his recent visit to NZ

LIC Ireland’s genetics development manager talks about his recent trip to NZ where he worked closely with LIC’s sire selection team during their busy bull buying period. The objective being to bring back important insights back to Irish farmers and LIC’s Irish bull breeding programme.

The size of the prize

New LIC research reveals a staggering variation in milk production and efficiency between the ‘top-quartile’ and ‘bottom-quartile’ of New Zealand cows.

2023 new bulls LIC Ireland

New year, new bulls

With the new LIC Ireland catalogue heading out to letterboxes and inboxes around the country, here is a closer look at some exciting bulls available to Irish farmers this season.

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