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Brazil dairy farmer tour to LIC and NZ 2022

LIC – a global effort

As the borders open up again, LIC has hosted an influx of visitors in New Zealand, to see how LIC produces elite pasture-based genetics and experience New Zealand dairy farming first-hand. The end of 2022 saw a farmer tour group from Australia and one from Brazil, and some of our international staff to New Zealand shores. Here are their stories.

LIC young dairy famers the Johnstons

Showcasing young Aussie farmers, Bec and Brayden Johnston

In 2017 Brayden Johnston’s parents bought a farm and employed Bec and Brayden to manage it. The young couple were pleased to discover that their new herd was bred from top-quality LIC genetics. They have spent the past five years since developing the cows and improving the property.

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 cows.

Breeding heat tolerant cows for dairy farming around the world

Meet New Zealand’s coolest cows

Kiwi scientists are one step closer to enabling farmers to breed more heat tolerant cows after a trial found that dairy cows with the ‘slick’ gene are less affected by heat stress compared to their non-slick counterparts

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