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October 10, 2018
Come and view the rams available for sale, have a chat to the team and sample some lamb off the BBQ. Plus a chance to win a Romney or Suftex ram. Tuesday 20 November 10am-3pm at the Nithdale Woolshed.

June 8, 2017
For the last 4 years the terminal sire group we are involved with, Premier Suftex,  has been involved in the South Island Genomic Calibration Flock at Duncraigen, Te Anau where a consortium of partners have been developing a genomic test for meat quality based on the DNA of the animal. The last two years we […]

May 10, 2017
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August 11, 2016
GTGraphs – Romneys DPO SIL have started their weekly NZ Genetic Evaluation with all flocks on SIL in the analysis (1135). The featured genetic trend graph shows the industry average for dual purpose overall index including worm resistance (green line). The average genetic merit of all flocks is 1200 cents per animal (above the 1995 […]

May 16, 2016
Nithdale Station wins the Terminal Cross Section at the 2016 Beef + Lamb NZ Golden Lamb Awards  

November 26, 2015
Winners of seven awards in six years at the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards: Runner up Dual Purpose Overall Award 2014 Winner 2015 Dual Purpose + Resistance to Internal Parasites Award (4th year in a row) Winner 2015 Dual Purpose + Reproduction Award (3rd year in a row) Finalist 2017 Dual Purpose […]

November 26, 2015
Nithdale Station wins the Southland Ballance Farm Environment Awards 2014 The Ballance Farm Environment Awards recognises and celebrates good farm practices that promote sustainable land management. All entrants go through a judging process which considers the entire environment that your farm operates within, with particular consideration to: Sustainable Profitability Environmental Awareness Good Business Practices Social […]

October 29, 2015
Until recently to select for facial eczema (FE) tolerance breeders have had to dose animals with sporodesmin and blood test for an enzyme called gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) which indicates the level of liver breakdown due to the fungal toxin. With the development of Sheep 50K – A DNA test that determines the genetic potential of […]

October 23, 2012
Although we have lambed our commercial ewes on the hill unshepherded for a number of years, until 2011 we lambed our stud ewes in the paddocks so as to tag lambs. From 2012 we made the decision to lamb them on the hill unshepherded also. We can do this using DNA technology available through Zoetis […]