A newsletter is sent to members quarterly and members may advertise their sheep and related products for sale at the website Marketplace. Meanwhile, some interested sheepbreeders continued to interbreed and select very strongly for fertility. Best wishes, Steve Wyn-Harris. In addition, the Coopworth are excellent mothers. The American breed registry is The American Coopworth Registry. It is in MW+M index order. The breeders concerned believed by the late 1960s that they had third generation (F3) sheep which were of high performance, retaining the desirable characteristics of the first-cross Border-Romney. As an alternative to using less labour, hill county farmers are finding that they can shift Coopworth ewes and lambs at an early age without mis-mothering and so move into an intensive shepherding and shedding-off system on hill country. Coopworth Sheep breed information - dual-purpose sheep breed, fast growing lambs suitable for the prime lamb trade. Coopworth sheep are a medium-sized, dual purpose, longwool breed, with an alert but quiet disposition. The breed makes up the second largest flock in New Zealand. An on-line Member Directory and products list is kept up-to-date and is linked directly to member e-mail and website addresses. Please feel free to contact me with any queries or comments and visit again soon. Coopworth Genetics is a collective of Coopworth stud breeders from across New Zealand. Romani Farms is founded on the proven genetics and bloodlines of well-known and respected Coopworth breeder Edward Dinger of Ceres Farm, the Mid-North Coopworth Company. The Coopworth breed of sheep was developed by a team of scientists at Lincoln College (now Lincoln University) in Canterbury, New Zealand, to increase lambing percentages of Romney ewes when mated with Border Leicester rams. These would be similar to Border Leicester and NZ Romney wool types. Coopworths are open faced and require no eyewigging. Experiments showed that the first cross ewe by the Border Leicester ram gave a lambing percentage which was 15–30% above that of the parent ewe breed. It is the considered and conservative opinion of those who have Coopworths that the shepherding required at lambing is less than half of that required for Romneys and Corriedales. The first scientific study of the Border Leicester cross ewe was initiated in 1950 on the Ashley Dene property of Lincoln College. The Coopworth is used for both meat and wool. The ACR provides purebred registration for all eligible white and natural colored Coopworth sheep that meet the breed standard. Press Release. We select for open faced, open breech sheep with high wool weights, and are targeting sound feet with resistance to scald and foot rot. Encouraged by the results a number of flocks commenced selling interbred rams throughout New Zealand. The list contains all the rising 2th rams available for the 2019 selling season. They learn really fast where there is food, he said. The first Coopworths were imported into the US in the 1970s by Jonathan May of Virginia and Don Gnos of Oregon. It was developed for increasing lambing percentages of Romney ewes when mated with the Border Leicester rams. It is these characteristics that derive from the better shape of the pelvis of the ewe and the narrower head and shoulders of the lamb. Triplets Video. The general manager of Maui Milk, Peter Gatley, said they see potential for small (80 hectare) Waikato dairy cow farms that are struggling to survive, to convert to sheep. For this reason, several wool styles are considered acceptable. Coopworth Genetics Australia Flock Book 2018 . The purpose behind these experiments was the realisation by research workers and some farmers at that time that the New Zealand lambing percentages were not high enough. The live weight of an adult is about 55 kg. Its milk production is very good, all of makes for easier lambing management, less labour, and a higher lamb survival rate spite of a higher proportion of twins. A third feature is that as young sheep they grow rapidly, and present fewer difficulties in hogget rearing. Marlow has some of the most tolerant FE sheep in the country. The long face is usually clean with a small topknot or bare head and a slightly Roman nose. Welcome to our new site, intending to promote the strengths of Marlow Coopworth Facial Eczema tolerant sheep genetics. media releases "Do you have the Coopworth Advantage?" This file is the latest selection outputs from SIL for the Marlow flock. home; breed info; attributes; genetic trends; seasonal notes ; flock book; breeders; sales; stud links; contact us; QUICKLINKS. The fleece, with pointed locks, has a well-defined crimp with bright luster and spinning count of 44–48 (35–39 micrometres) and a staple length of 6–8 inches. The New Zealand Coopworth Sheep Society controls the selection standards based on recorded performance standards. Although they had no control flock, their lambing percentages have shown no decline with interbreeding, in fact they claim that it has increased, and their percentage has remained very much higher than their neighbours' or their district average. Welcome to the Romani Farms Coopworth website – we are your first choice for FE tolerant, high growth, meaty, quality wool, robust Coopworth genetics. They stand a bit taller than the NZ Romney and exhibit heavier muscling than the Border Leicester. Check out our testing history. Further extensive investigations were carried out at the Whatawhata Hill Country Research Station, to be followed by an intensive study of interbreeding the Border Leicester x Romney at the Lincoln College Research Farm. Coopworth sheep are a medium-sized, dual purpose, longwool breed, with an alert but quiet disposition.