Member N.Z. Ovine Sire Referencing Group
Facial Eczema Tolerance Testing Since 1984
Coopworth Ram Breeding Since 1975
The main purpose of the ram breeding undertaken at Romani (the new home of the Mid-North Coopworth Company or MNCC) is to optimise the profitability/survivability of sheep in the warmer regions of New Zealand, where the toxic fungus that causes Facial Eczema (FE) often severely suppresses productivity. After years of ram breeding in the Waikato and years of FE tolerance breeding, high fertility, together with good growth and fleece weights, have been achieved. MNCC rams are consistently ranked among the top Coopworth sires in New Zealand.
This website provides information about the Coopworth breeding program carried out on Romani, as well as general information regarding sheep farming in New Zealand. If you are interested in purchasing MNCC rams, or have any questions/comments, don't hesitate to contact .
Ram Breeding and Pricing 2015
Sheep Breeding and Farming
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