ILE DE FRANCE NZ
New Zealand's newest MATERNAL sheep that is ticking all the boxes.
Lamb growth rates up with the best terminal breeds
NZ farmers’ have now proven this across all sheep farming types. Sheep Improvement Ltd. (SIL) analysis also proves this against other breeds.
Highest maternal breed for dressing out % and carcass meat yield
Data from farmers’ kill sheets, Viascan and CT scanning proves this statement.
Hardy foragers, highly suited to drought prone regions
Farmers in summer dry regions have all commented on their drought resistance.
Easy birthing, high twinning rates and good milkers
SIL Sire and Dam Summaries prove this statement, especially for the trait Survival. We can’t argue with the data collected.
White and high bulk mid micron wool
Ile de France sires will reduce Romney fibre diameter by up to 6 microns. When crossed with Merinos, the first cross progeny are “Smartwool” compliant.
Getting the best from FINE and STRONG woolled breeds
Use over STRONG woolled flocks
“Ile de France sired lambs drafted to the works much earlier with more hitting carcass yield targets than by our previous maternal breed. Just what we need in our summer dry country.”
Hamish Carswell- Dunback, East Otago
Use over FINE woolled flocks
“After 3 years in comparison with a terminal breed, the Ile de France lambs weaned 3 to 5 kilos heavier, so drafted to the works at twice the rate. Their half bred ewe hoggets averaged 21 to 22 micron fleeces out of 17.5 micron ewes.”
Evan Gibson – Manager, Irishman Creek Station.