Ashton Glen Coopworth Sheep Stud
Flock No. 332 SIL Code. 4774
Ross & Ruth Mitchell
Estate Road, Wairuna RD2,
Ph & Fax. (03) 4157-687
Rams for Sale 2017-18
Inspection and enquiries are most welcome for all rams for sale. Contact details above.
All rams are SIL recorded. Veterinary inspected. Brucellosis Accredited.
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NZ Beef & Lamb Sheep Industry Awards 2012
Dual Purpose Flock. Commendation.
Alliance High Performance Flock. Commendation.
See Beef & Lamb website for more info here
We are a new Coopworth Stud. In 2004 we began sourcing stud ewes. We purchased hoggets from the Tahatika Stud (Keith McNab), and later mixed aged ewes when the Tahatika stud was dispersed. We brought older ewes from the Colhoun Stud, and also 2 tooth ewes from Lincoln University. We then had a total of 82 ewes which was enough to register a flock. In January 2005 we purchased a high indexed ram at the Coopworth Ram Sale in Gore, from the Tai Stud (Ozzie Hickman) - and so we were now "on our way." We have been very fortunate with the ewes we purchased as they all had an excellent genetic history, and being able to purchase from the three different studs has given us good links and a great base. After the completion of two lambings, we would have to say it has been the easiest and the most hassle free beat ever done.
Our aim is to breed structurally sound sheep with high genetic merit. Production emphasis is placed on fertility, growth and meat using SIL performance Indexes. Excellent mothering temperament is an important factor also.