Romney Sheep from New Zealand

Breeding high performance New Zealand Romney sheep for 28 years at 1200 feet in the Black Mountains in Wales.

Since 1986 at Hill Farm we've been doing the hard work for you! By using Catapult SIL recording system and importing the best genetics annually, we have consistently bred sheep a cut above the rest. Our Romney sheep will reduce your workload and increase your income – it makes sense to purchase from us.

Here at High Country Romneys we run a fully performance recorded flock of New Zealand Romneys on an all grass system and sell rams and ewes to profit driving farmers all across the UK. We regularly import genetics from some of the best stud flocks in New Zealand that share the same breeding goals as we do.

Background
New Zealand Romney Sheep

Richard Chantler's interests in New Zealand Romneys dates back to the late 70's when he was employed as head shepherd of Wye College, Kent, for a development group to improve the prolificacy of the British Romney. Research concluded that New Zealand genetics that were acquired as part of the study achieved 180% lambing rates in contrast to the traditional 130% lambing rate achieved by their British counterpart. It also outperformed in meat yield and feed efficiency qualities. In conjunction to the college flock, Richard also ran a flock of British Romneys himself.

In 1986 when Richard returned from his Nuffield scholarship he started importing genetics from New Zealand to further develop his flock. When the Wye College breeding trail concluded Richard and Penny snapped up the stock at the end of the trial. In 1996 Richard and Penny moved to Hill Farm in Wales to continue improving their flock with regular imports from New Zealand.