Sunday, 22 November 2015 12:00

Young stud breeder’s success story

At just 24 years of age Corey Prouting is making a name as a Southdown stud sheep breeder. While his operation is relatively small he is following in the family tradition as a breeder of excellent terminal sires.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 15:32

Easy lambing with lambs that grow

Roger Tweeds runs 2300 Romney ewes and 200 hoggets on his 300ha farm near Lawrence, Central Otago.

Published in Management
Sunday, 25 October 2015 09:23

Wairarapa stalwart returns to Southdowns

John McFadzean has farmed in Wairarapa all his life and is a staunch supporter of the Southdown as a terminal sire.

Published in Rural Life
Saturday, 24 October 2015 14:26

A true terminal sire that’s gone in a hurry

Southdown breeder Chris Medlicott says farmers too often focus on the price per lamb instead of the return on kilograms of dry matter eaten.

Published in Rural Life
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 08:57

Southdowns share honours at Canterbury sale

Two Southdown rams shared the honours at Canterbury A&P Association’s elite ram & ewe sale last November, both making $14,000.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 23 October 2012 16:17

Breed looks to bright future

FAST GROWING, easily delivered lambs with great survivability and conformation: that’s what you can expect when you use a Southdown ram, says breed society president Blair Robertson.

Published in Farm Health
 

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