Declan Marshall - South West England

Technical Sales Adviser

Declan Marshall joined Innovis in 2014 as our representative in the South West of England. 

Based on his family farm, School Lane in Devon, Declan and his father Alan have developed an outdoor lambing flock of 800+ Highlander cross ewes since 2008.  In 2016, the Marshalls became Highlander breeding partners for Innovis, producing up to 40 Highlander rams for sale from 130 recorded breeding ewes, with the remaining ewes making up a commercial flock.  

As well as his work for Innovis, Declan also spends the winter pregnancy scanning ewes in the South West. 


Mobile: 07854 759 834

Innovis can work for you!

If you’re looking for?

  • A sustainable sheep farming business

  • Increased lamb productivity on marginal land or in drought prone areas

  • Improved efficiency

  • Easier lambing outdoors

  • Reduced labour costs

  • Top carcass specification from a reduced cost base

  • Improved returns that use proven technologies

Counting costs – not just sheep

Contact Declan


“The Highlander ewes make very good mothers. They require very little, if any intervention at lambing and after turn out they take their lambs with them, they are very protective which is one reason why I like the Highlander so much - we run the unit with minimum labour...We’re also achieving more, better quality lambs. Pure Highlander wethers and ewe lambs not kept for replacement purposes are going on to finish off grass at 18kg to 20kg from 14 weeks"

Dan Balment - South West England

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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