Congratulations to Whitford farms for winning the Coopworth section of the 2017 Ewe Hogget competition.
Whitford Farms have been using Nikau genetics in their 1000 ha coastal farm for over 30 years. The 3500 ewe flock achieves top performance with scanning rates over 200 % and weaning 165 + % , 80 % lambs picked off mum. Hoggets are run on brassicus crop through the summer and tupped at over 40 kg. A focus on hogget mating has lifted their performance to a level which surpasses the national ewe average with a 2017 scanning of 164 %. 2016 scanning was 152 % weaning 126 %.