Contact the team

North of England

Claire Irving
claireirving@innovis.org.uk

07792 096 999


North Wales & Central England

Eifion Pughe
eifionpughe@innovis.org.uk
07812424739


South Wales & South East England

Cai Davies
caidavies@innovis.org.uk
07532 492313


South West England

Declan Marshall
declanmarshall@innovis.org.uk
07854 759 834


Ireland

Contact Head Office

enquiries@innovis.org.uk

01970 828236


Scotland

Karyn McArthur
KarynMcArthur@innovis.org.uk

07854 759660

Stuart Annand
StuartAnnand@innovis.org.uk
07808 010 068


Please note: if ordering more than one ram of this breed with different trait options, 
you will need to add to the Holding Pen separately.

Highlander

Highlander rams originally stem from the Focus Genetics Breeding Programme, based in New Zealand...

With more than 15 years of research behind them, the Focus Genetics sheep breeding programmes record over 10,000 animals annually and have gathered a database of over 1 million records in total. The Focus Genetics breeding programme includes the world’s largest sheep progeny testing programme and uses the range of sheep genetic marker technologies that are commercially available in New Zealand. More recently, we have established a Highlander breeding nucleus in our Nucleus Flock in the Scottish Borders.


To select a ram please complete the details below:

£975.00

By choosing a grade you will be choosing the specification of your Innovis ram. Choosing an Elite ram will mean the ram you receive is within the top 25% of the breed based on our Main Maternal index, which is designed to identify rams that will produce the most profitable daughter. A Select ram is between the top 25% and 50% of the breed based on the Maternal index.

  • Shepherding
  • Ewe Traits 
  • Carcass Traits

Picking your Maternal Ram key traits will allow us to pick the best ram suited to the farming objectives you are trying to achieve, based on the Estimated Breeding Values for individual traits that make up the Breeding index. For example, choosing ‘Carcase Traits’ means that the ram you receive will be within the top 25% of the breed based on the Estimated Breeding Values for Carcase Traits. It is important we know which traits are most important to you so we can make an informed decision when picking your ram.

Enter from the options:

  • Keeping Back
  • Selling

Please Enter one of the following options below:

  • Indoors
  • Outdoors

Knowing whether you are lambing indoors will allow us to pick a suitable ram that will hopefully provide you with an easier indoor lambing period in the next season.

Knowing the ewe breed you are looking to put this ram over will allow us to concentrate on rams that may suit the breed and have a positive impact upon your flock. For example, if you are using large Mule ewes, weighing between 90kg-100kg then lambing ease will not need be as prominent a trait as if you were using ewes weighing between 65kg that are lambing outdoors

If you would like to provide further information about your farm and farming conditions, such as if you farming on poor / good ground or whether you are based on a hill farm can help us ensure the ram chosen is the best suited to you and your farming conditions. If you have a specific preference to the physical appearance of your ram, please provide details here. We also welcome comments regarding the health status of your flock, whether you are MV accredited and whether you are having any particular problems on farm, such as entropion (in-turned eyelids) or feet problems. The more information we have the better we are able to choose your ram.

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 HIGHLANDER BY FOCUS GENETICS 

HIGHLANDER RAMS CREATE A COMPACT, EFFICIENT EWE WITH STRONG MOTHERING ABILITY 

 

>span class="TextRun SCXW159189599 BCX0"> in New Zealand to deliver improvements in production and performance. We have established a Highlander breeding nucleus in our Southfield Nucleus Flock in the Scottish Borders and the Highlander is now available in the UK exclusively through Innovis.  

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Selected for easy lambing, good lamb vigour and growth from grass. Highlanders have the ability to increase prolificacy with potential to rear an additional 0.19 lambs when compared to standard UK crossbreds as well as reducing production costs associated to labour by up to 55p/kg.  

 

Highlander will suit your system if you: 

  Want a hardy ram that will improve kgs of lamb produced per acre 

  Want a reduced cost of production 

  Want to improve efficiency while maintaining biosecurity benefits of a closed flock 

  Want a hill cross to make the most of marginal land 

ABOUT FOCUS GENETICS  

With more than 15 years of research behind them, the Focus Genetics sheep breeding programmes record over 10,000 animals annually and have gathered a database of over 1 million records in total.  

The Focus Genetics breeding programme includes the world's largest sheep progeny testing programme and used the range of sheep genetic marker technologies that are commercially available in New Zealand.  

FAQS

Sizing


*** available to order only

Delivery

Standard delivery charges are £3.95 unless you complete your purchase alongside an Innovis ram, in which case you will receive FREE DELIVERY on your merchandise items.

Items listed in stock will be dispatched within 7 days of your order. 

Items highlighted with *** above are not currently held in stock, however, they can be made to order directly from our supplier. 

If you would like one of these items in a size not currently held in stock, please contact us at enquiries@innovis.org.uk and we will order your items specifically for delivery within approximately 3 weeks.

We hope to expand our stock in the near future!

Returns

If you are unhappy with any of the items ordered, please complete the returns card included with your items and post your returns back to Innovis, Peithyll, Capel Dewi SY23 3HU within 21 days of receiving your items.

 

For any other enquiries, please email enquiries@innovis.org.uk or give us a call on 01970 828236