New Zealand Romney ewes©Alexandra Joseph
At a ratio of 7,000 sheep to one shepherd and average flock sizes of 3,000 ewes, trouble-free sheep in New Zealand are essential. Having ewes that lamb outdoors, with minimal attention, is critical for New Zealand farmer Derek Daniell, owner of Wairere Romneys, which is home to 10,000 performance-recorded ewes spread across several sites in Wairarapa, North Island. Speaking at Wairere UK’s field day, hosted by the Hodgkins family at Locks Farm,West Sussex, Mr Daniell said that just 2% of land at […]