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.

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

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


This means that all Highlander rams will be, MOT’d, quarantine treated and supplied with full health treatment records.

If you would like to know more about the Highlander please call your Technical Adviser or contact us.

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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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Email: enquiries@innovis.org.uk or complete our contact form

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Tel.: 01970 828236