Formally the Auckland Romney Development Group. The ARDG was formed in 1968 out of a desire to produce an easy care sheep with increased animal production and profitability, this group of Romney ram breeders are leaders in Romney ram genetics. As the research has become available with Ag Research we have pushed into the maternal traits of disease tolerance (FE) and worm resilience / resistance. Our FE genetics are unsurpassed and other ram breeders are using ARDG genetics to elevate their flocks resistance. Piquet Hill, Waiohine (WRG), Wairere, Kaahu, Hildreth and St Ledger are just some of the studs using ARDG FE genetics. More recently we have contributed to the Pilot Mulitiplier Project with Whangara Farms as a breeding partner, supplying semen from the groups rams to contribute to the improvement of the Whangara Farms flock. We are also contributing to the CPT FE testing programme at the Otiwhiti Station, Hunterville Field Trials.
Go to where other ram breeders buy their rams from. Just contact any of the breeders on the contact list below and you are on the way to enhanced flock performance. The new name cleverly reflects the advances in technology now being utilised by the group.
We utilise the most up to date evaluations on our rams including Molecular Breeding Values (DNA) to increase our genetic gains and to ensure yours.
Protect your flock for the future and use New Zealand's leading FE tolerant genetics.
The latest genetic trend graphs (May 2018) can be located by clicking here, genetic_trends_graphs_2017_data.pdf or check out the research pages under Breeding Goals.