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Crutching Sheep.

Boss dances over the sheep to help move them up as they wait to be divested of their daggs.
Reminiscent of Murray Ball's Dog on Footrot Flats, Our Boss Dog enjoys a big day "Dancing with the sheep."

Beetle Alert...

An attractive, unfamiliar beetle in the lucerne paddock.
James was walking through the lucerne paddock this week and happened upon an unknown critter. Is anyone able to enlighten us as to its identity?

The changing of the rams!

Easter Sunday saw the rams being changed between the flocks at Island farm and those in Omihi.
In the true tradition of farming, James and cousin Victoria from Northumberland were up early on Easter Sunday morning gathering in the stud rams for "The changing of the rams!"
Mac was determined to hitch a ride on the motorbike and somehow managed to hang on despite the odds.
Jean drove down to Island farm early in the morning with rams in tow and drove home to Omihi later in the morning with a different set of rams.
The mid tupping changing of the guard between the flocks at Island Farm and Omihi went without issue and everyone made it to Sunday lunch in good time.

SOLD OUT of two tooth rams for 2017/ 2018.

Thanks to all our ram buyers this year and apologies to those who missed out.
We are on track for a greater number of good quality Ile de France two tooth rams in the coming season so we're hoping to be able to maintain steady growth in numbers to accommodate our expanding buyer list.

See you at the Amberley Show 28/10/2017.

We have a spot in the vet's tent and are looking forward to a fun day at the Amberley Show. As the new kids on the block, we're keen to introduce Ile de France sheep to as many people as possible so please pop in for a chat and meet our team, if you haven't already.
Photo of Brucellosis testing on Island Farm this week.


Top performer on the last NZ Central Progeny Test for growth by 33% on the Maternal index.



A Big Thank you To All.

James, Jean and Robert would like to thank those of you who attended our open days.
We hope you enjoyed your afternoon, as we enjoyed being able to show you our Ile de France sheep.
If anyone missed out and would like to have a look, please contact us privately and we will happily oblige.

Looking Forward to seeing you today at 1529 Omihi Road for food and fun.

Please join us at Jean and Robert's this afternoon for a look at NZ's exiting new sheep breed.
This breed is a breed to future proof against drought on the sizzling East coast!
Watch the lambs grow, despite sizzling drought.
Be bold.
Try something new.
You won't be disappointed.
Meet Murray Rohliff, the Ile de France guru who Brought imported and established the breed in NZ.
Have a cuppa and a piece of cake or a glass of wine or beer.
Taste our Ile de France meat, sizzled for you today.