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Easy lambing with lambs that grow

By Peter Burke

Roger Tweeds runs 2300 Romney ewes and 200 hoggets on his 300ha fa…

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Easy lambing

Farming couple to keep pushing the boundaries

The taste of success in the 2014 Taranaki Ballance Farm Environment Awards has whetted the appet…

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Robin and Jacqueline Blackwell

Breed looks to bright future

Published Rural News 23 October 2012

FAST GROWING, easily delivered lambs with great survivab…

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FAST GROWING, easily delivered Southdown lambs

Focussed on growth rate

SOUTH CANTERBURY sheep and beef farmers the Westgarths run 4000 Coopdale ewes across two farms, …

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Bruce Westgarth

Distant producers but common goals

Published Rural News 23 October 2012

TALK TO commercial lamb producers using Southdown rams a…

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Southdown rams ready for sale this summer.

Welcome to the Southdown Sheep Society website.

The Southdown sheep breed should be your first stop when looking for top performing mutton breeds and terminal sires to use with commercial flocks.

While our website will always be a work in progress we hope to add more and more information to support our members, our commercial partners, and the livestock farming industry in general. So have a look around our website, contact any of the Council or Breeders for more information, or if you have questions, we will only be to pleased to help.

The latest news items can be read by clicking on ‘Southdown News’ in the left column or at the top of each page, or for the latest three news items click a red headline below.

Latest Southdown News

Southdown Breaks Record
Young stud breeder’s success story

Young stud breeder’s success story

By Peter Burke At just 24 years of age Corey Prouting is making a name as a Southdown stud [...]
A true terminal sire that’s gone in a hurry

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 [...]
Easy lambing with lambs that grow

Easy lambing with lambs that grow

By Peter Burke Roger Tweeds runs 2300 Romney ewes and 200 hoggets on his 300ha fa[...]
Punchbowl marks a century of ram breeding

Punchbowl marks a century of ram breeding

Published in Central Rural Life Dec 9 2015 A century of ram breeding has been celebrated at N[...]
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Southdown NZ National Tour 2016

Southdown Sheep Society of New Zealand South Canterbury Tour May 9th - 12th 2016 Hosted b[...]
Stockmanship and pedigree behind record ram prices for Waimate farmer

Stockmanship and pedigree behind record ram prices for Waimate farmer

By PAT DEAVOLL - NZ Farmer Waimate southdown stud breeder believes stockmanship plus record k[...]
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Southdown NZ Newsletter 114

NEWSLETTER NO. 114.   Just about feel as if we have had Christmas already as the cards, calend[...]
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2015 Feilding Stud Ram & Ewe Fair

2015 Feilding Stud Ram and Ewe Fair - Tuesday 8th December, 2015.   Willowhaugh Enterpris[...]
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2015 Canterbury Elite Ram & Ewe Sale

Congratulations to Chris Medlicott for achieving top price of the sale, $16,000 for Clifton Downs 27[...]