Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) has over 100 years of history, notes its CIO Paul Littlefair.
When Littlefair joined the farmer-owned cooperative nearly four years ago, he was amazed at how much data was held by the organisation.
“We have a billion records of cows,” Littlefair cites. “It is a very data intensive business.”
LIC is one of the oldest farming co-operatives in New Zealand, and has pioneered some of the biggest innovations that provide farmers with their competitive edge through a range of services and solutions. These include genetic technology and proprietary animal identification and information management.