Field Day ‘Swansong’ for Top Breeder

Sheep breeding is a dynamic business and respected Southland breeder Kerry Dunlop has been at the cutting edge of that development for close to 50 years. Continue reading

Manager enjoys ‘raising the bar’

The Gree farm manager Hayden Peter shares Kerry Dunlop's passion for sheep breeding and enjoys pushing the boundaries in a constant search for new opportunities. Continue reading

Enviroment Awards 2010

The Gree, a 2851 SU Central Southland sheep breeding and finishing unit, has come a long way from being, as Kerry describes, “a farm of few paddocks and gorse hedges”. Continue reading

West Australian Couple Sold On Southland Sheep Genetics

Southland sheep genetics are set to revitalise a Western Australian family’s farming business. For the past three years David and Lyn Slade have been importing Greeline genetics from Southland’s Kerry and Kit Dunlop, who developed the high performing composite seven years ago. Continue reading

Survival of the Fittest

I have always believed in the survival of the fittest. For this reason the sheep at The Gree have been bred under commercial conditions. No preference has been given to the SIL recorded ewes that comprise 40 % of the flock of 2500 ewes. Clients, some who have been using The Gree rams for the last thirty years, farm from intensive flat land to hard hill country in the South Island. Continue reading

New Lambing Genetics Boost Lambing %

Since southern Southland couple Alistair and Kate Mackintosh introduced new genetics into their ewe flock three years ago they have markedly increased the lambing performance of their ewe hoggets. Continue reading

High Performers Key to Better Profitability

High-performing rams hold the key to increasing farm profitability. This was evident in the 2003 and 2004 Woodlands Central Progeny test data which showed a $6 to $7 difference in meat value and around $5 difference in days to kill of different ram progeny groups. Continue reading

Composite Genes Boost Production

Greeline composite genetics are taking production to new levels on Mark and Leeanne Buckingham’s Southland farm. The Couple, who originally farmed sheep with “lazy genetics”, say the Greeline composite has given the best overall production lifts and enabled them to successfully lamb hoggets. Continue reading

Hogget Mating Debated

Hogget mating has is supporters and its non-believers but one advocate spoke of his success with the practice at the Greeline field-day held at the Fortification property of Mark and Leeanne Buckingham. Continue reading

Stock Performance Key

After 40 years of work on improving the genetics of the Greeline Composite sheep Kerry Dunlop believes the focus must now be on stock performance. Continue reading