Thursday, July 7, 2022

Improving cow fertility

Livestock Improvement Company (LIC) is inviting farmers to attend events around the South Island where key findings from a DairyNZ funded national herd fertility study will be discussed.

LIC along with Cognosco, the research group from Anexa Animal Health, will travel to eight towns to talk to farmers about the opportunities available for improved reproductive performance. 

LIC’s reproduction solutions manager Greg McNeil said the research suggests that by focusing on eight simple steps farmers can achieve more profit from the same sized herd. 

“This is an open invitation to all farmers and anyone else who is interested to come along and join the discussion, learn what drives successful reproduction and what they could do to improve their herd’s performance and overall profitability,” he said. 

Cognosco scientist Tom Brownlie said the presentation will provide farmers, vets and consultants with the latest research into the reproductive performance of New Zealand dairy herds, including local statistics. 

“The comprehensive study was carried out over many farms and many years and included herds across the country and has provided fascinating insights of how successful reproduction is achieved on farms of all sizes,” he said. 

“We’ll be presenting these findings in a practical way that will provide farmers with information that they can take away and apply on their own farms to ultimately improve their herd’s reproductive performance.” 

Light refreshments will be provided, so for catering RSVP to 

This is stage one of the roadshow. The North Island and Nelson/Marlborough will be visited at a later date.


Salvation Army Hall, 7 Dejoux Rd

11am-1pm, Monday April 29 2013


Heartland Hotel Croydon, Main Queenstown Highway

7-9pm, Monday April 29 2013 


Rosebank Lodge, 265 Clyde St

11am-1pm, Tuesday April 30 


Glenavy Hall, State Highway 1

7-9pm, Tuesday April 30 


Trust Event Centre, 211 Wills St

11am-1pm, Wednesday May 1 


Southbrook Saracens Football Club, 117 South Belt Road

7-9pm, Wednesday May 1 


Shantytown Heritage Park, 310 Rutherglen Rd, Paroa

1-3pm, Thursday May 2 


RFC Clubrooms, School Rd

11am-1pm, Friday May 3

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