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nz farmer breeding ultimate high performing low input sheep with a short bare tail

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nz farmer breeding ultimate high performing low input sheep with a short bare tail

heriot farmer allan richardson is using his long-term market vision to help develop a high performing, low input sheep - topped off with a short, bare tail.inspired by the work of dr david scobie, who at the time was working at agresearch to design the ultimate sheep, richardson decided he wanted to create his own ultimate sheep. in 2004, he began working on the avalon genetics ultimate. "we were already down that track really by default because we had perendales and texels, and we had wiltshires and some of them had the bareness traits that he already had. so for us it was a natural progression," allan says.when the development began, richardson enlisted the help of scobie to advise. "th...