Kelso Genetics Limited is a family based operation jointly owned by the Marshall, Holden and Bibby families.

Our foundations can be traced back to the 1970’s when founder, and Rangitikei sheep stud owner, Roger Marshall pioneered composite sheep breeding.

Today the Kelso Genetics breeding programme is based in Hawkes Bay at Hamish and Kelly Bibby’s family farm, Lunesdale where family plays a huge part in the daily operation and clients are encouraged to visit anytime.

The innovative Kelso Genetics breeding programme is managed by Hamish Bibby while Matt Holden works with clients/farmers to meet their sheep breeding needs and ram requirements. 

What you can expect from us

  • Trusted ram breeder who acts with integrity.
  • Scale, but with discipline to deliver profitable genetic options.
  • Carefully balanced stockmanship with leading technologies.
  • Farming families and enduring relationships that stand the test of time. 


The four directors are:

  • David Marshall
  • Mike Petersen
  • Matt Holden
  • Hamish Bibby


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