"What Kelso has brought to our business
 is the opportunity to produce more kilograms
 of liveweight to send to the processor."

Matt Buckley - Eight Mile Farms, Te Kuiti.

The kelso.M is an efficient high performance hill country sheep with a strong conformation and the ability to maintain body condition and perform at a high level.

Selection traits 

  • Reproduction. Reliable performance that delivers year on year.
  • Survival. DNA parentage, so ewes can lamb unassisted on the hills.
  • Growth. Kelso's dominant trait with industry leading performance.
  • Adult Size. A moderate size ewe for efficiency.
  • Meat. High yielding carcasses, using the MyoMAX gene.
  • Wool. Weighing and selecting even fault free fleeces for once a year shearing.
  • Body Condition. Sheep that can maintain condition year round in challenging environments.
  • Hogget Reproduction. Selecting early maturing females for hogget lambing.
  • WormFEC. Testing and selecting for their resistance to parasites.
  • Dag Score. Using the 6-point scoring scale ranging from 0 to 5.
  • Facial Eczema. Sired by rams that rank in the top 50% for FE across all FE recorded flocks.



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From Our Farmers

“Ram selection is an informative and enjoyable experience, but deciding what rams to leave behind is often the most difficult decision.”

Paul Sherwood - Otamauri Station, Waiwhare.



Matt Holden
027 437 1550

Olivia Ellis
027 515 5102

Hamish Bibby
027 777 6619


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