Perendales -

Perendale Features


Perendales have been bred to handle tough difficult conditions and to be able to survive without outside support therefore the breed displays as very alert, quick moving and intelligent. Excessive noise and dogging is really not necessary. Perendale ewes are fiercely protective of their lambs against all comers [including foxes] and regularly rear up to 140% to weaning with virtually no assistance. Perendale mothers are best left well alone whilst lambing.

Perendales are naturally worm resistant and require only one drench at eight months after which a mineral drench twice a year is sufficient. Crutching prior to lambing and shearing is all that is needed with very little in the way of 'dags'. All Perendales have black feet and there is no need for foot work to be undertaken.

Perendales are a first class, proven breed used in a prime lamb flock with terminal sires and will produce fast growing meat market lambs regularly weaning in excess of 140%.

As Perendales are maternal type sheep a self replacing flock is easy to maintain within a farm program that you might wish to undertake.

The major feature that sets Perendales apart is "the least input to achieve the highest return" being the goal set by Massey University in NZ many years ago when Perendales were first bred.

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