Story: Sheep farming

Romneys on coastal hill country

Romneys on coastal hill country

The Romney remains the most popular sheep breed in New Zealand, and is found from low-lying land to hill country. This group is typical – they are medium to large, heavy-bodied sheep, with good wool cover all over their bodies and heads. Romneys are dual-purpose sheep, bred for both wool and meat.

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Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, 'Sheep farming - New Zealand sheep breeds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 1 Mar 2015