Nikau Coopworth, a sheep breeding operation producing stud rams, is located in the Waikaretu valley, half way between Raglan and Port Waikato on New Zealand’s west coast. The flock was established by Jack Woodward in the 1950’s and then run for 35 years by Clive Woodward and his wife Susan.
Clive and Sue were progressive farmers with a passion for the Coopworth breed and a real vision for their place in the future of the NZ sheep industry. A rigorous selection process and the use of modern technology to assess heritable traits have resulted in a flock producing some of the top rams in NZ. Today Nikau Coopworth is owned and managed by Kate Broadbent.
Nikau Coopworth is one of the elite stud flocks in New Zealand. It has a close association with Lincoln and Massey University and is a member of:
-The Coopworth Society -Sheep Improvement Ltd (SIL) – a performance and genetic evaluation recording service for the sheep industry. -NZOSR – NZ Ovine Sire Referencing – linking flocks and ranking sires. -Frontier Genetics -FE Gold- leading facial eczema genetics