We excel in achieving a balanced approach to leading edge genetic solutions. We at Newhaven are completely motivated by constantly striving to produce high performing, robust Perendale rams that must perform under a wide range of challenging environmental conditions throughout both the North and South Island.
Newhaven is a substantial and diverse 10,000 stock unit commercial sheep and beef operation in challenging North Otago hill country and our base of nearly 2000 Stud Perendale ewes are run under genuine commercial conditions at altitude. The team at Newhaven Farms Limited were awarded the ‘New Zealand Ballance Farm Environment Supreme National Award Winners’ in June 2012.
As a 4th Generation family farming operation – we have made a 100% long term commitment to the success of the wider New Zealand agriculture industry. We remain focused on moving the industry that we are so passionate about forward- onto the global stage. Newhaven genetics are responsible for landing over 250,000 new season lambs on the ground annually throughout New Zealand and we feel that we have a significant responsibility and unique opportunity to work alongside you- to shape consumer driven demands for quality lamb into the future, which is indeed an exciting concept.
Your Success is Our Success
We enjoy our personal visits to client’s own properties throughout New Zealand to engage with them on an individual basis. This allows us to work alongside you in order to assess your genetic requirements and ensure that the Newhaven direction is constantly evaluated to parallel that of our clientele and global market requirements.
Whilst we place a high importance on our genetic evaluation systems, constant monitoring and evaluation of both our commercial and stud flocks – there is no substitute for quality when it comes to structural soundness and superior composition. We pride ourselves on upholding exacting standards of quality control when physical attributes of stock are concerned. As a hands- on family stud operation we have the stockmanship skills and experience to ensure that these standards are upheld to the highest degree – we place just as much importance on this as David did nearly 40 years ago when he established the Newhaven Perendale name.
Our substantial stud ewe base allows us to uphold strict culling measures at all times – with nearly 2000 stud ewes. We only sell our top 25% of ram lambs born and that has allowed us to make impressive genetic progress over the past four decades.