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motu-nui romneys - QUALITY rams for new zealand hill country

Motu-nui Romneys are breeders of high performance Romney stud rams. We are specialists in rams and terminal sires bred specifically for the tough conditions of New Zealand hill country.



Based at the 680ha ICA Station at Whareama on the East Coast of the Wairarapa and carrying around 4,000 ewes, we produce a Romney ram that will deliver real returns to you, the commercial farmer.

With 'efficiency' and 'hardiness' our top breeding objectives, Motu-nui aims to breed ewes that can wean their body weight on summer dry hill country.

Motu-nui Romneys are deeper and shorter than the traditional Romney and hold on superbly well in tough seasons while still delivering strong yields.

See the Motu-nui Romneys story from Rural TV

Rural TV recently aired this story about Motu-nui Romneys.

"This week we catch up with the many families that now make up the Motu-nui brand of sheep genetics spanning from Taihape to Southland, with the hub of the operation based at ICA Station."

"Tony Glynn, of RuralTV.co.nz, meets with the satelite studs of Bruce and Carolyn Robertson at Motu-nui South near Wyndham and Donald & Sandra Fannin of Motu-nui Hiwi near Taihape, who were both well established Romney studs in their own right before coming under the Motu-nui umbrella.

"We also catch up with Davey & Wendy Moore who look after the terminal rams at Holmwood, and Mike & Kate Tosswill who look after the composite rams at Pakaraka, both near Masterton.

"According to Castlepoint Station manager, Stu Neale, the Motu-nui rams are no-nonsense sheep bred on steep hill country."