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Armidale Merino Stud

Here at Armidale in the Maniototo, Central Otago, New Zealand we aim to breed a large robust Merino while maintaining a quality fleece and structural soundness.  Our rams our renowned for their ability to shift into extreme environments and still perform.  We continually benchmark ourselves against others both at shows and through commercial profitability. Sale rams have data collected on fleece and carcass traits as well as breeding values for those that want them.

Stud Details

Stud Principals: Allan & Simon Paterson
Established: 1954 Flock No. 167 (Horned), 2010 Flock No. 6 (Polled)
Stud Classer: A D & S D Paterson
Stud Adviser: Chris Bowman (Australia)
Ewe Numbers: 1000 Full Pedigree Recorded
Sale Method: Private by appointment (February)

Property Details

Area: 2054 hectares
Rainfall: 350mm
Stock Numbers: 1000 Stud Ewes, 4000 Commercail ewes, 2500 Hoggets and Trading Cattle

 

Overview

Armidale is a fifth generation farm located in the Maniototo.  The property is predominantly flat to rolling with two summer run blocks and 120ha of irrigation.  On average the property winters around 8000 stock units.  The property is prone to summer droughts and long winters.

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