Newhaven News

    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 Selected as Environmental Monitor Farm

    At Newhaven, we are proud to say that farming sustainably is part of our DNA. Following in the wise footsteps of David and Robyn Ruddenklau (whom have planted over 150,000 trees at Newhaven) , Blair and Jane are committed to this same modus operandi – with over 25,000 trees being planted on the Newhaven hill block over the past 8 years. At 2,300 feet above sea level, this is no easy task (especially dealing with snow, a high wind zone […]

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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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    Mount Monmot Flys the Flag

    Following a realm of successes in previous years, 2016 saw Mount Monmot Perendales attend the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo over a four day period. Two weeks later, attention was drawn to the Hamilton Sheepvention in early August. With our pre-selected Show Team of eleven sheep, we headed 2 hours north to Bendigo to wave the Perendale flag to join all the other breeds, totalling over 3,000 sheep, which is a new record! Success was a bonus in […]

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    Australian Stud Sheep Breeders Tour of Mount Monmot

    Australian Stud Sheep Breeders (A.S.S.B.A) – Bi-Annual 3 day Stud Tour: 2016 saw the ASSBA Vic Branch Stud Tour, visit a total of nine studs which included 12 different sheep breeds, over a period of three days. The tour covered a relatively large area of South-West Victoria from Ballarat, to Colac and Port Campbell to Port Fairy, Portland, Hamilton and Skipton. One of their stops was to visit the Mount Monmot Perendale stud, near Skipton. The bus-load of guests enjoyed […]

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    Global Farmer Roundtable Seat

    Jane Smith of Newhaven was recently asked to attend the ‘Global Farmer Roundtable’ in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. This is only the second time that a New Zealand farmer has been selected, and Jane was honoured to attend, along with 12 other farmers from around the globe – including Nepal, Zimbabwe, Mexico, India, Canada, NZ, Rwanda, USA, United Kingdom, Indonesia, and Argentina. “An uplifting and highly informative experience” was how she described the week – which involved intense yet open […]

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    Minister of Agriculture Visits Newhaven

    The Newhaven Team recently hosted Honourable Nathan Guy, New Zealand’s Minister of Primary Industries. Minister Guy conducted a tour of the Newhaven hill farm and discussed the latest initiatives that both our Newhaven Perendale stud and Fossil Creek Angus stud are undertaking. A robust discussion was held over lunch at Newhaven on both the challenges and the opportunities that lie ahead in the New Zealand Agricultural industry. Minister Guy then met with our ‘Kakanui Catchment Group’ – an environmental enhancement […]

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    Mount Monmot New Season Rams

    The Mount Monmot Team are delighted to offer their impressive line up of new season Perendale sires – with demand steadily increasing for self-replacing genetics that are proven to perform in both meat and wool production. Contact the Mount Monmot Team today to discuss your requirements and to take up the opportunity to inspect the team of sires that offer an opportunity to invest in high performing genetics, individualised to your requirements.

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    SheepVention Success

    The Mount Monmot team are forging ahead once again with their success this week at Australia’s ‘SheepVention’ competition in Hamilton. The Mount Monmot sire 1427 was awarded the Champion Perendale at the show. With lambing in full swing back at the Mount Monmot base at Skipton, the Mount Monmot team are pleased that their Perendale flock have a strong constitution and the ability to “get on with the job” – producing robust lambs with the ability ‘to get up and […]

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    Global Challenge for Newhaven team member

    This article is hot off the press and written by Rob Tipa, of the well respected ‘NZ Farmer’ publication. North Otago sheep and beef breeder Jane Smith has been selected to represent New Zealand at an international farming forum in the United States in October.It is just the second time a New Zealand farmer has been invited to participate in the annual Global Farmer Network forum, its next Roundtable programme scheduled to be held in Des Moines, Iowa, from October […]

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