Members of Alpha Sheep Genetics and Premier Suftex Groups

The Proof is in the Progeny

Twin Farm is one of New Zealand’s Leading Sheep Breeders. We provide New Zealand farmers with genetics that turn grass into $$$ more efficiently.

We farm 920ha of flat to rolling farmland 25km West of Gore. Elevation is approximately 140m with an annual rainfall of 1000mm. In addition to this we also run a hill block of 925ha with an elevation of 600m

Stock carried includes 1450 fully recorded ewes and 700 fully recorded hoggets (TEFRom, and Suftex) 3200 commercial ewes, and 1200 commercial ewe hoggets. Our hill block runs 3000 ewes, 100 beef cattle and 400 hinds

Commercial management also applies to our stud. Whilst we are there to tag and observe, to ensure our clients get the best genetics, we try to have a very hands-off approach at lambing time. 3200 lambs are tagged at birth.

We Record:

  • At birth to ensure accurate growth rates
  • Maternal Scores at lambing to breed stock with better temperament
  • Teat Placement scores at lambing to enhance survival and longevity
  • Myomax Testing
  • Eye Muscle scanning
  • Clear Patch
  • Dag Score
  • DNA



Beef and Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards:

Dual Purpose Lamb Growth and Adult Size, across all breeds in NZ - Twin Farm TEFRoms were winners in 2013 and 2014 and finalists in 2015.

Maternal Worth Award:

Twin Farm TEFRoms were Finalists in 2016 and Winners in 2017.

The proof is in the progeny

© Andrew, Katherine, Russell and Pam Welsh - 808 Waimea Valley Road, RD7, Gore (9777), New Zealand