Piquet Hill Stud is a strong supporter of performance recording and selection for structural soundness. The stud was a member of the original Romney Development Group, screening more than 100,000 ewes for performance.
The stud has tested hundreds of rams over a period of 30 years for Facial Eczema tolerance. We regard ourselves as having one of the highest tolerant flocks in NZ for Facial Eczema.
Through the leasing and exchange of sires from breeders with a common philosophy in breeding, we now have linkages to a massive pool of genetic material alongside our base flock of 10,000 Romney ewes.
Piquet Hill has been selling rams to the industry for over 40 years. Rams are sold throughout the North Island and the top of the South Island to farmers in a wide range of finishing and breeding country.
Piquet Hill guarantees all two-tooth and hogget rams sold, against failure for two seasons, and will replace.
The stud is open for inspection, by appointment in September/October. All two-tooth rams are sold privately at Te Akau in January. Sale is by private treaty and all rams come forward in absolutely natural condition off hill country.
We think of a ram as an investment, not a cost. It is about genetic improvement for the future. At Piquet Hill we are dedicated to supplying to your flock the genetics to keep us all in business. We believe the introduction of Finn, Texel, Perendale, Coopworth and terminal crosses give new and exciting opportunities, combined with the stud's high F.E. tolerance and worm testing programme.
If you are interested in securing rams or visiting Piquet Hill, please feel free to make an appointment at any time.
Romney testing @ 0.68
Maternal Composite testing @ 0.68
F1 Perendale testing @ 0.45
Piquet Hill Farms Ltd, Te Akau