Perendale

A Little History RomneyThe Perendale breed was created by Sir Geoffrey Peren at Massey University in New Zealand by crossing Cheviot rams over Romney ewes. The breed was developed post World War II, in response to declining production of Romney sheep and worsening soil conditions in the steep hills of North Island. The Perendale is a hardy dual-purpose sheep, which is well adapted for cold and rainy environments. Perendale Farming The Perendale is a prolific breeder. A cross with Merino produces exceptional offsprings. The mature body weight of a ram is 220-260 pounds and a ewe – 120-150 pounds. The animals are easy to farm as they have good predisposition,… Read More

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