Romney

Romney on the Farm Romney sheep was originated in marshy areas of Kent, England. Being native to cold, humid, and rainy climate of the area, Romney sheep is distinguished by its remarkable fitness and hardiness. The sheep is very disease resistant. And it’s especially known for its resistance to foot rot and liver flukes. Romney sheep has quiet predisposition and easy trainability making it a popular small flock breed. In spite of its great features, the breed continues to improve. Crossbreeding it with Leicester makes Romney even better. Uses of Romney Sheep After its export to New Zealand, this dual purpose sheep became one of the most important sources of… Read More

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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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