Mataroa Cheviots -
The Mataroa Cheviot Stud was established in 1951 for the purpose of being able to select suitable rams to continue with a programme of farming Cheviot-Romney cross sheep on undeveloped Taihape Hill Country (500-700 metres) farmland purchased in 1947.  Due to the success of this operation and the experience gained, Bill Cleaver and his son Barry joined five other stud breeders, and with the assistance and guidance of Sir Geoffrey Peren of Massey College, formulated the founding of the Perendale Society.

Their involvement with the Cheviot breed in over 60 years has never been regretted.  The breeds alertness, intelligence and protection of their lambs is unique and with their aristocratic stature are a sheep that is easily farmed.  This is a breed that thrives on good sheparding and sheep husbandry practices.

They are excellent for crossing with other breeds, being vigorous at birth and because of their body shape they cross well with hoggets.  Their origin is unknown and are said to be one of the world’s oldest breeds, arriving in New Zealand from the hills and dales of Scotland in the mid 1850’s.  They are a great breed and one to farm with great satisfaction.

Mataroa Cheviots currently run between 60-80 ewes and the rams are sold on farm over December/January.

Easy Care | High Lamb Survival | Enquiries Welcome
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