$384 at Naracoorte

Confidence in sheep farming is riding high in Australia, young ewes sold for $A384 at Naracoorte saleyards second week of November.

2018 season ram hoggets

Breeding your Romneys your way: 1) Mob stocking 2) Minimal intervention 3) Commercial environment 4) Performance recorded Contact us here.

Structural soundness

Wairere has over 20,000 animals recorded on SIL (Sheep Improvement Limited). Performance is ranked accordingly to a number of goal traits which are chosen based on our clients requirements. However, good figures not always translate into a good ram. It is...

2017 Scanning Results

Photo: The testing ground at Wairere New Zealand in the good autumn of 1986. In July 2017: 2,600 ewe hoggets at 42kg scanned 112% 1,400 two tooths at 62kg scanned 190% 3,800 mixed age ewes at 69kg scanned 205%

Team Changes

We welcome Anna Vaughan as our new farm manager at Wairere in early August. Anna has recently been involved with New Zealand Merino research and extension, and with Merinos in Australia too. Prior to that she did some hard yards as a block manager at Mt Linton and as...

Record Lamb Prices in Australia

Supply scramble sets $256 lamb record By Annabelle Cleeland Australia's lamb industry boom continues its record shattering run with lamb prices hitting a dizzying $256 a head at Ballarat sale on Tuesday. Opening bids began at $230 following whispers of a stronger sale...
2018 season ram hoggets

2018 season ram hoggets

Breeding your Romneys your way: 1) Mob stocking 2) Minimal intervention 3) Commercial environment 4) Performance recorded Contact us here.

Structural soundness

Structural soundness

Wairere has over 20,000 animals recorded on SIL (Sheep Improvement Limited). Performance is ranked accordingly to a number of goal traits which are chosen based on our clients requirements. However, good figures not always translate into a good ram. It is...

2017 Scanning Results

2017 Scanning Results

Photo: The testing ground at Wairere New Zealand in the good autumn of 1986. In July 2017: 2,600 ewe hoggets at 42kg scanned 112% 1,400 two tooths at 62kg scanned 190% 3,800 mixed age ewes at 69kg scanned 205%

Going for gold

Going for gold

Roger and Matthew Smith's magnificent ewe hoggets, scanned 141 %, story later.  Wairere Romneys put a distinctive stamp on their progeny around the world, in New Zealand, Australia, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Chile. Example: Jim Logan in Scotland has saved £100,000...

Nuffield Scholar Conference 2021 – delegate handout

Social licence to farm? Dirty dairying?Why did NZ get a credit upgrade in March? Because dairy exports rose $4.5 billion per year in 2019 and 2020, with more to come. Tourism, “our biggest export industry”, contributed nothing to the upgrade or NZ’s standard of living...

The best superfood?

The best superfood?

Crayfish or lamb? October 2020, docking time at White Rock Station, south Wairarapa coast. Photo by Rob Dick. Meat was the original superfood The media and green lobby groups seem to think that the world can be “saved” by not eating meat. This opinion ignores history....

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