Perendale Breeding Archives - Newhaven Perendales

    A Team Effort

    At Newhaven, we believe in the strength of a team – and this directly reflects in our every day work at Newhaven. Charlotte (age 10) , Henry (age 8) and George (age 6) all play a key role in mustering, and have now overtaken their mother on an individual mustering run (Jane has now been relegated to driving the motorbike back to base and setting up the yards!). A good work ethic and stock handling ability is essential at Newhaven […]

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    Newhaven Feature- South Island Ram Fair 2017

    January 2017 saw the Newhaven team start the year off in a strong genetic fashion – with another strong sale at the Perendale NZ Stud Ram Fair, in Gore on January 10th. As Newhaven held the highest average sale price from the 2016 sale, the first sire up was Newhaven Ram NE 692/15. He sold well to a Canterbury stud buyer, followed by the second Newhaven ram NE 756/15 selling extremely well to a Southland bidder. Newhaven then went on […]

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    Sir Geoffrey Peren Honour

    Newhaven Perendales was recently contacted by the Palmerston North City Council to assist them in their request for some robust looking Perendale sheep to star in a sign that was being installed at Peren Park , to celebrate the huge contribution that Sir Geoffrey Peren has made to the New Zealand sheep industry that we know today. We were honored to take part in this, and at Newhaven we have a special connection to Sir Geoffrey, given his contact with […]

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    National Ram Fair Rewarding

    January 2015 marked another successful Gore South Island Ram Fair for the Perendale breed – with the Newhaven Team securing the winning bid on the Stud Sire that was voted ‘Breeders Choice’ prior to the sale and the ‘Mervyn Ladbrook Cup winner’. This leading sire – B6/13 was bred by the Snowdon stud and will fit in well to the Newhaven Perendale genetic strategy. The highest selling ram for the 2015 Auction was bred from Newhaven bloodlines – through the […]

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    David Ruddenklau honoured…

    During the recent Perendale NZ national conference, our own David Ruddenklau was presented with a great honour by his fellow members of the Perendale NZ breeding society

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    ‘Perendale NZ’ – New Magazine

    The Perendale Sheep Society of New Zealand is proud to launch their new magazine. This profiles the Perendale as an industry- leading breed, with articles on how Perendale genetics are moving the sheep industry forward on commercial sheep operations throughout the country and details on the work that our society is doing to ensure that we lead the industry on producing a product that is in high demand from today’s savvy global consumer. David Ruddenklau from Newhaven has written an […]

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    National Ewe Hogget Winners Reflect…

    The New Zealand Ewe Hogget Competition Winners in 2012 Share their knowledge gained through using Perendale Genetics.. Preston and Tori had a clear vision for the type of ewe that would perform on their Deep Stream (Middlemarch, Otago) farm.”When we first came here, we could not buy the type of stock we wanted to farm, so set about breeding something that was worthwhile on this property,” Preston says.Their flock breeding objective is to produce a ewe that brings in two […]

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    Livingstone Creek

    The 2011 launch of our unique ‘Livingstone Creek’ Perendale Texel sires has proven a popular one, with steady enquiry and sales from throughout the country. We carried out a full due diligence project over a number of years before moving into this new venture to ensure that it would not impose on our leading genetic strength, Newhaven Perendales – and Livingstone Creek genetics are separately managed by us in both a practical and monitoring sense. We are catering for those […]

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    40 Years of Genetic Progression

    Thank you to those of you who were able to join us in May 2012, at our fifth biennial client focus day themed ‘Capturing the Gains’, to celebrate this genetic milestone – with David and Robyn sharing their journey over the past four decades since the commencement of Newhaven Perendales in 1972. While Newhaven has grown to be one of the larger registered Perendale studs in New Zealand – our goal is not to be the largest, but to be […]

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    Are Ewe Efficient?

    A ewe needs to be economical for the full twelve months of the year – this means that we require a breeding ewe with the ideal stature for her environment and the most effective foraging ability in challenging conditions. Unlike many composite breeds – we make no exceptions for performance based on age of a breeding ewe – she must perform to her full potential from birth through until at least 7 years of age. Ongoing monitoring of our breeding […]

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