Coopworths have been the core of self replacing maternal sheep in our flock since the purchase of stud 1.5 year old ewes from Don Pegler in 1991. From this base we commenced performance recording, added new genetics from Australian and NZ semen annually and built numbers.
The concept of performance recording maternal animals was developed by NZ breeders in 1965 after the crossing of Romney and Border Leicesters, followed by the compulsory measurement and no showing regimes adopted.
This disciple saw the development of a sheep with ever increasing performance and adapted to high stocking rates emerge.
Coopworth ewes are the best mothers, always trying to do their best with new born lambs, food on offer and in tough conditions. They last well and are a pleasure to farm.
We maintain a core of Coopworths within our flock for clients in harsh wet conditions , where they thrive.