Ile De France Lambs: Winners at the Amberley Show 2019.

Winners of the “Hoof to Hotplate” – James Thomson’s Ile de France lamb was awarded first place, while Jean and Robert Forrester’s Ile de France lamb received third place. We were thrilled to win the hotly contested “Hoof to Hotplate” competition this year with our August born, Omihi Hill ram lamb, as we appreciate this is no mean feat given the excellent sheep and farming operators also in the running.

We hope our win will encourage farmers to have a closer look at the Ile de France sheep breed.

Ile de France sheep are relatively new to New Zealand but are a very well regarded breed internationally and we see great potential as a fast growing, meaty breed with a finer wool micron.