It’s our aim to raise the bar and help farmers realise the absolute best in sheep productivity

Sheep programme

We offer Texel and FocusPrime™ as terminal sires, and Highlander® and Romney as maternal sires.

The scale, systems and science behind our sheep breeding programmes are aimed at driving improved profitability for you: through increased returns at processing or ensuring the integrity of the base ewe flock in a self-replacing system.

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Terminal
programme

Our terminal programme focuses on traits that are important for lamb survival, growth, meat production and quality to ensure we provide you with a ram that will give you the best, killable lambs.

  • High lamb growth rates and high meat yield
  • Meat eating quality
  • Compliments our maternal breeding programme
  • Prime lambs off mum quicker with higher weaning drafts
  • Full conventional best practice recording plus genomics/SNP’s

Maternal programme

Our maternal programme focuses on traits that are important for self-replacing breeding flocks and aims for a low maintenance ewe that looks after herself and rears healthy, fast growing lambs.

  • Selection for maternal traits by using rams with proven maternal traits
  • Defining, measuring and selection for robustness (body condition score, stayability, survival)
  • Facial eczema testing in the Goudies Romneys at 0.60mg/kg liveweight (equivalent to FE GOLD level) and 0.35mg/kg liveweight in the Highlander® programme
  • Full conventional best practice recording using DNA parentage

Raising the bar with sheep productivity

150%

Lambing percentages now consistenty over 150% compared to 130-140% three years ago

– Spring Valley Enterprises, Masterton

Our sheep breeders

Our breeders are hand picked to ensure our livestock stacks up commercially to make your operation more profitable and productive.

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