How are the new ProlleyNZ doing?
He is a picture of our new ProlleyNZ. A new dual purpose breed. The mother is a very high indexed Lleyn. The lambs are the ProlleyNZ. The sire was by AI so I know without referring to the eartags that these lambs are between 8 and 8.5 weeks old at the time the photo was taken.
The sire of the ProlleyNZ lambs is a New Zealand stabilised composite which is approximately a third each of N Z Romney (hardiness and thriftiness), N Z Texel (meatiness) and the East Friesian (milkiness and prolificacy). There are only three of these tups in the country, which are loosely called Tefroms, and we have been lucky enough to be chosen as part of the UK breeding program.
This may well prove to be one of the biggest advances in sheep breeding in recent years. Can you afford not to take advantage of this new breeding development?
This is similar to what has been done at Innovis but from a far better starting point.