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Motu-nui – Quality Rams for New Zealand Hill Country

Motu-nui Rams are breeders of high performance Romney stud rams.

We are specialists in maternal 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 Rams are deeper and shorter than the traditional Romney and hold on superbly well in tough seasons while still delivering strong yields.

Rural TV aired this story about Motu-nui Rams.

Tony Glynn, of RuralTV.co.nz, meets with the satelite studs of Bruce and Carolynn 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 Homewood, and Mike & Kate Tosswill who look after the Crossbred 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.”

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