Sheep Breeding Team

Our breeding team manage our main nucleus flocks based in Aberystwyth as well as work alongside our breeding partner flocks located throughout the UK. They are an experienced and dedicated team working tirelessly to deliver high quality, reliable and efficient breeding rams. 

Janet Roden   Leading Geneticist

Kim Hay          Geneticist

Our geneticist, Dr Janet Roden, has 30 years experience in the development and application of genetic improvement strategies in sheep and cattle. Throughout her career she has been involved with research and development projects providing strategic guidance for the sheep industry.  New for 2018, Janet is joined by Kim, a graduate of the renowned MSc program in quanititative genetics at Edinburgh University.

Izzy Willison  Innovis Consultant Veterinarian

The Innovis Veterinarian, Izzy Willison, qualified as a vet from Massey University, Palmerston North in 2010 and has worked as a Mixed Practice Vet in New Zealand and the UK, also spending time studying for an MBA in France.

Ros Price        Breeding Tehnician

John Davies   Nucleus Flock Shepherd

Aled Davies    Nucleus Flock Shepherd 

Please email or call 01970 828 236 should you need to contact our Breeding Team


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

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“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

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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...

Mike Tewson – Highlander

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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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