Perendale Sheep

About Perendale SheepAbout Perendale Sheep

Perendale was developed in New Zealand during the 1950s at Massey University to meet the needs of hill country farmers on developing country. It is still a very popular breed in New Zealand. Developed from the Cheviot and Romney, Perendale sheep are a dual-purpose sheep producing a 28-32 micron wool with a 125 mm (5 in) staple length.

Perendale sheep are very fertile and have great potential to produce a prime lamb dam when crossed with a Merino. As a purebred, their hardiness makes them ideally suited to colder, high rainfall areas. Perendales are easy to care for; the ewes have little trouble lambing and are good mothers.