Stuart Annand

Technical Consultant & Ram Production

Stuart recently relocated his farming operation to South West scotland, where he runs 220 hill cows and 1250 ewes. The  flock consists of Abertex, Highlander and cheviot ewes, all lambed outside on a rotational grazing system.

Having previously farmed in New Zealand, Aberdeenshire and the Cairngorms, Stuart is well placed to discuss a variety of sheep production systems and assist clients in maximising their bottom line from forage.

Email: StuartAnnand

Mobile: 07808 010068

Karyn McArthur

Technical Sales Support 

Karyn joined the team in May 2020, representing Central Scotland. Having spent 10 years as a veterinary nurse, she has taken a change of direction as her passion lies in the livestock industry. 

She is originally from a farm near Glasgow where her family keep 700 ewes, a mix of Scotch Mules, Scottish Blackface ewes and Bluefaced Leicesters. Karyn has always played an active role on farm, keeping her own pedigree flock alongside her fathers’ as well as training collies.  During 2019, she travelled across Australia, New Zealand and America working on farms. Since coming home, Karyn has worked as a self-employed shepherd, all of her work and travels has given Karyn a solid knowledge of the sheep industry and a wealth of practical experience.


“I believe I’m certainly heading in the right direction building a sheep enterprise that is capable of surviving whatever is thrown at us in future...We are running a closed, outdoor lambing flock that’s low input...It has to produce quality lambs and we firmly believe we’ve found the answer in a breeding programme featuring a three-way cross - the Abertex, Aberfield SR and Lleyn. Hybrid vigour and simplicity are key."

Colin Forsyth - Scotland


Committed to research and development this has enabled us to build upon our successful and established crossbreeding programmes.





Sheep Genetics in Practise

“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..."

Jim Beary – Aberfield


“We’re having a trial run over a portion of the flock. Our first draw of Primera cross lambs reached 19kg target finishing weight at 11 weeks, both the twin Primera and Abermax cross lambs..."

James Teasdale – Abermax 



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...

Mike Tewson – Highlander



Producing tailored made replacement ewes featuring Innovis genetics within a traditional stratified system is proving to be a win win venture for two sheep farming businesses...

Ben Anthony - Aberfield Crossbred  



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Innovis Ltd, Peithyll, Capel Dewi. Aberystwyth, Wales, UK SY23 3HU.

Tel.: 01970 828236