Our unique breeding line, the Spring Sheep Zealandia® is made up of the very best dairy sheep genetics sourced from across Europe and New Zealand. Combined with the latest breeding technologies and a comprehensive recording program, Zealandia® provides a strong science and data-backed competitive advantage for our suppliers.
Zealandia® is a breed that has been developed by New Zealanders for our New Zealand farming systems.
As a Spring Sheep supplier you will have ongoing access to leading Zealandia® genetics that are profitable and focused on farm efficiency. Through our Zealandia® Rams you'll stay connected to rapid genetic gain in all key traits.
Most importantly the Zealandia® breed is specifically linked to our Spring Sheep New Zealand range of products.
We began our genetics journey in 2014, and since then have done a huge amount of work to develop a breed that is specific for New Zealand's farming conditions. This included a global search for leading dairy genetics including Holland, UK, Spain and France. Watch the video to find out more.
With the help of New Zealand's leading sheep genetics researchers and practitioners, every aspect of the Zealandia® breed has been designed and considered using data:
Our elite breeding flocks produce Zealandia® Rams for all supplier farms.
We maintain regular dialogue with our suppliers to ensure we are measuring economically important traits and identifying the very best animals to meet individual needs.
This means you let us know what you're looking for in the rams and we’ll help select and deliver them for you to use during the breeding season, helping to accelerate performance and profitability.