Highlander by Focus Genetics

The Highlander is a composite maternal breed developed by Focus Genetics to deliver improvements in production and performance. The Highlander is available in the UK exclusively through Innovis.

Underpinned by the Focus Genetics established breeding programme in New Zealand, the Highlander is bred for:

  • Efficiency – producing a smaller ewe with less feed requirements
  • Outdoor rearing and easy lambing
  • Prolificacy – can rear an extra 0.19 lambs compared to standard UK crossbreds
  • Vigour
  • Production costs reduced by up to 55p/kg

This hardy ram is an ideal closed flock option and will suit you if you want:

  • Reduced cost of production
  • To improve kgs lamb produced per acre
  • To improve efficiency while maintaining the biosecurity benefits of a closed flock
  • A hill cross to make the most of marginal land

The Innovis Guarantee

All sheep supplied by Innovis are underpinned with the Innovis seal of quality. This means that all Highlander rams will be guaranteed, MOT’d, quarantine treated and supplied with full health treatment records.

Our commitment to you

We believe in our products. We can advise you on which of our Innovis or Focus Genetics rams would best suit your needs and will work with you to help you to maximise returns from our genetics.

Counting costs – not just sheep

For more information about Highlander maternal sires please

call us on +44(0)1970 828236 or email breedingsheep@innovis.org.uk

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 “Combine carefully selected Innovis genetics with detailed attention to management, and I don’t know of any other livestock farming enterprise that could beat sheep farming in terms of profitability for a starter..."

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Since introducing the New Zealand bred Highlander to his Devon unit three years ago, finished sheep production has increased by 42% to 342kg per acre while a traditional indoor...

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