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Grass fed NZ Suffolk x lambs in Shropshire

Commercial Sheep Farmers have a unique opportunity to look at more profitable sheep production when the UK’s first New Zealand Suffolk Sheep open day takes place in Shropshire on Saturday 12th July.
Host Robyn Hulme explains that the family ‘ram breeding’ business is based solely on providing commercial sheep farmers with the appropriate tools to enable them to reduce their production costs and to increase their profits.
Robyn explains: “The removal of all subsidies in New Zealand over 20 years ago meant that the
Grass fed NZ Suffolk x lambs in Shropshire
current difficulties of UK sheep farmers have already been explained by NZ farmers who were forced to breed sheep that required minimum labour input and had maximum disease resistance. Today in NZ one person is able to look after a minimum of 3000 ewes and their lambs.
“By importing NZ Suffolk genetics and copying their grass/forage/no concentrate management system we can offer British flock masters all the benefits of long living, highly fertile rams who produce easily born lambs that will finish off grass with minimum labour input. This has enabled us to create the ‘easyram’ concept accompanied by full records and performance guarantees.”
Speakers at the Pikesend Farm, Ellesmere, event, will include:
English born ROSEMARY HAMILTON, who, with her NZ husband, has been running 6,500 ewes on the South Island.
ROBIN FAGAN is also a NZ farmer who also owns NZ’s leading sheep and cattle handling equipment – Racewell.
Signets general manager SIMON BOON
Sheep veterinary specialist HARRIET FULLER.
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