Bob Steed, Helen & Rhys Dackers
KERERU STATION ROMNEYS
Bob Steed and Helen & Rhys Dackers farm 330 hectares at Tangiteroria in Northland on the banks of the Northern Wairoa River. The farm has medium clay soils prone to the summer dry. We were established in 1981 as members of the ARDG, when purchasing one of the original ARDG flocks. In addition to the sheep enterprise we also farm 330 mixed bulls and steers and a small breeding herd of NZ genetic Angus cows.
What are we about?
We are the BEST
Zoetis report the graph of the progress on the right.
ARDG have made to be industry leaders:
With the extensive Facial Eczema tolerance programme that ARDG
have been running in conjunction with Ag Research over the years,
(started testing in 1984) ARDG are industry leaders in this trait in the
CPT (Central Progeny Test) programme and are proven in the field.
We are continuing to do worm trials for FEC and Resistance. This is a
real issue facing farmers these days and ARDG are committed to
continuing with this and making great progress while maintaining good
production standards with WWT, NLB, FLW and BW10 months.
We are fully Sheep Improvement Ltd (SIL) recorded with our main focus index on NZMW+FE+FEC (New Zealand Maternal Worth combined with FEC and FE). We continue to wool weigh our ram and ewe hoggets even with the downturn in the wool industry we don’t want to jeopardise the quality of the wool that is grown. Whilst talking with our ram clients over the past few years we recognised an opening for a better structure of terminal sire. We have a small flock of cross bred breeding ewes that we have mated to a Beltex ram, they have produced a great carcass fat lamb. There are a small number of these rams available for purchase.
ARDG Kereru Station Romneys are
Genetic trend graphs to show our progress,
Ram guard certificates for FE test.
Members of FE Gold
Worm star certified.
We are currently taking orders for our ram hogget sires that will be
available for sale in December/January so please don’t hesitate to
contact us to discuss your requirements for the upcoming season. We
are happy to talk through your breeding plan and how we can help you achieve your goals and expectations.
For regular updates you can also check out our Facebook page on the following link: