This flock is in the Taranaki area I think. FARMGENE NZ making available the best Sheep Genetics from around the world! 2 were here. Modern farmers have rarely heard of them. There are 12 Shropshire ewe hoggets looking for a new owner. By 1890 Shropshires were being sent to several European countries. Preferably one willing to start up a new flock and register them. Individual listings will show the ram's name, country of origin, and price per straw as well as lineage, statistics and description. SHEEP BREEDS IN NEW ZEALAND Dorset Down Border ... Shropshire Southdown Dorset Suffolk Suffolk Texel Horn BOTH ISLANDS BOTH ISLANDS BOTH ISLANDS BOTH ISLANDS BOTH ISLANDS BOTH ISLANDS MAINLY NORTH ISLAND ... New Zealand Wool type—down Produces lambs which show vigour at birth, are fast growing and mature early Will reach heavy weights … It is one of the most popular farm sheep in the Midwestern United States.It produces good wool and mutton and subsists on sparse pasturage more successfully than breeds such as the Hampshire or Suffolk.For crossbreeding it is better adapted to farms than to range … Under each breed heading are the names and contact details of breeders of recognized breeds of livestock that have rare or minority status in New Zealand and who have requested a listing. RENNAISSANCE FOR THE SHROPSHIRE SHEEP BREED. Address: 74 Kendal Ave, Burnside, Christchurch, New Zealand Phone : +64 (3) 358 9412 Mon to Fri: 8.30 AM – 5.00 PM By Lorne Kuehn. Many farmers raise sheep specifically for the wool, in which case the labor … I have just returned from a visit to England where 1 attended the first-ever World Congress for the Shropshire Sheep Breeders' Association, held June 10 to 15, celebrating 125 years of the existence of the Shropshire sheep as a stud livestock animal. Shropshire ewes Both the black faced Shropshire sheep bred in New Zealand since 1864, and the white faced Ryeland sheep bred in New Zealand since 1901, have been used principally as terminal sire breeds and are both renowned for good 16-18 kilogram carcasses, hardiness and thriftiness. Arrival in Australia Appendix to Treecropper 51. Of course wearing 88 pounds of wool – the unfortunate situation of a sheep named Chris, who was found wandering in the Australian bush in 2015, after having been lost, and thus unshorn, for five years – also puts one at risk of heatstroke.Not to mention how hard it is just to move around. Shropshire, breed of medium-wool, dark-faced, hornless sheep originating in the Downs of England. Directory of Rare Breeders Listings are in alphabetical order. In 1859 the breed was officially recognized by the Royal Agricultural Society as being a distinct breed. North and South America, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. This catalog contains a list of the foreign and domestic rams that are currently available. A breed society, one of the first, was formed in 1882 and in the following year their flock book was the first such publication for a sheep breed in England. The Shropshire breed of domestic sheep originated from the hills of Shropshire, and North Staffordshire, England, during the 1840s. CATALOG.