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Breeding Sheep

Genetic Gain 

The extensive measurement of economically important traits to help identify the very best animals for breeding means that our breeding programme delivers continuous genetic improvement of the main profit drivers in commercial flocks, such as lamb growth, carcase composition and number of lambs reared as well as lambing ease, lamb vigour and lamb survival.   Management of our flocks is focussed on replicating best practice in forage based systems to ensure that the continuous genetic progress made in the nucleus in both maternal and terminal lines delivers profit at a commercial level in our customers flocks.

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Continuous genetic improvement of our nucleus and breeding partner flocks means that the genetic potential of rams we make available to our customers is constantly improving, so not only are the best rams we offer improving, but the average index value of all rams offered for sale increases year on year.

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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