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LIC believe better cows will improve dairy industry

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 at 9:43am

This year, Fonterra forecast for the first that milk supply was going to be down three to four per cent.  This is a significant forecast and some in the industry believe it is because of the climatically challenging year and slower cow population growth.

 

For the last 23 years cow numbers grew by 100,000 cows a year.  However, that growth has now halted. It is argued that more efficient dairy cows will keep New Zealand’s dairy industry moving forward.  

 

Read more from LIC, New Zealand herd improvement and agri-technology co-operative, in this Stuff article written by Brittany Picket - Better cows to improve industry production