January 2013 - Newhaven Perendales

    Survival of the Fittest

    Blair is continuing to work with the team at ‘S.I.L’ in order for them to analyse the Newhaven survival indices which are markedly higher than flock averages nationwide. Time and time again we are given anecdotal evidence by clients of the extremely low lamb losses that they experience with their pure Perendale flocks at lambing time – with data presented by Preston Hope at our focus day in May being one such example of Perendales performing in often arctic-like conditions. […]

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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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    ‘Technology to the Fore’

    We have always endeavoured to embrace new advances within the industry – and the last three decades have seen tools such as DNA trait testing, Eye Muscle Scanning and C.T Scanning acting as a catalyst in the huge advances in genetic gains that we can offer you each year. Being involved in the Ovita / AgResearch ‘5K’ gene marker test during the past two years is another example of the utilisation of sound peer reviewed science. While intense monitoring requires […]

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    The National Perendale Progeny Trial

    As this enters it’s third year – David (as the New Zealand Progeny Trial Chairman) reports that the concept of identifying some of the nation’s leading Perendale Sires with superior growth and meat quality attributes has been extremely well supported by members, from a base of over 28,000 registered and recorded ewes. Traits currently being recorded in the trial include – Weaning Weight, Slaughter Weight, Dressing Out %, Hindquarter, Loin and Shoulder Yield, Total Meat Yield, Fat Colour, Meat Colour, […]

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    2012 Highlights

    The New Zealand Ewe Hogget Competition ‘A Passion for Perendales’ and a dedication for producing top quality sheep was recognised on a nationwide basis in June 2012 – when Preston and Tori Hope of ‘Forest View’, Deep Stream, Otago were announced the Supreme National All Breeds winners of the New Zealand Ewe Hogget Competition following their selection to represent the Perendale Breed in the 2012 national final. This award is a huge nationwide achievement for the Perendale breed. ‘Our Farm, […]

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    Born to Perform

    The Perendale Sheep Society of New Zealand, ‘Perendale NZ’ launched their new registered trademark brand concept at the Gore Ram Fair in January 2012 – heralding a heightened marketing presence within the sheep industry from one of the strongest and most innovative breed societies in the country. Jane was especially pleased to see this launched – after she had led a team of five society volunteers over an eight month journey to rebrand this logo for the Perendale society. The […]

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    Newhaven ‘In the Field’

    After a reasonably kind 12 months on the climatic front, it has been a good opportunity to consolidate the hill block development and continue with a focus on shelter block plantations and ensuring that we maintain areas on the hill block for both stud lambing and calving of the 380 Angus/Hereford cows. We are pleased to still have James Blanchard as a key part of the Newhaven team, with James Barnwell lengthening his O.E in New Zealand with us, delaying […]

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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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