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BORDER LEICESTERS
Est. 1958

CELEBRATING OVER 50 YEARS OF BREEDING BORDER LEICESTER SHEEP


2014 Two-tooth (1yr old) Homebred Sires

 


Some Te Taumata Border Leicester Two-tooth (1 yr old) Rams Sold in 2012

 


2012 Homebred Two-tooth (1 yr old) Sire; pictured in front
purchased sire behind

 

Border Leicester/Romney a superior crossbreeding option for performance and profitability


Te Taumata Border Leicesters are bred for constitution and thickness and are an ideal maternal and terminal crossbreeding option. Romney/Border Leicester crossbred ewes make top mothers; they are highly productive, hardy sheep that are eagerly sought after and command high prices at saleyards around the country. Romney/Border Leicester crossbred lambs fatten quickly and achieve heavy, high yielding carcass weights.  Research has shown that Border Leicester sired lambs achieve similar weights and yields to terminal sired lambs in the same time frame.


Hybrid vigour is not a new concept, in fact it has formed the basis of profitable sheep flocks and cow herds around the world for hundreds of years.  It has been proven by sound scientific research that a well-managed two- or three-way crossbreeding program will provide more hybrid vigour/heterosis than any composite breeding program.

 

More hybrid vigour = more lambs + more carcass weight = more $$$$$$

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JA & AR McWilliam,   Te Taumata,   150 Te Kopi Road,   RD4,   Masterton 5884,   Email: studstock@tetaumata.co.nz