New Zealand genetics, bred for the UK

Innovis are the exclusive providers of New Zealand Focus Genetics meat and maternal rams to the UK sheep industry.

Stemming from the Focus Genetics breeding programme, our UK bred meat and maternal rams bring the principles of New Zealand breeding to your flocks.

Our breeding programme records 40+ commercially important traits, rams are subject to a high selection pressure throughout their lives, ensuring that they’re bred to perform in the environment they will be working.




Each ram is

  • Forage reared
  • Performance recorded
  • Extensively health tested
  • Proven to have a negative Borders Disease PI Status

See what the farmers say about Innovis New Zealand Genetics


The New Zealand Maternal Sire

Bred to provide

  • Efficiency – producing a smaller ewe with less feed requirements
  • Outdoor rearing and easy lambing
  • Prolificacy – can rear an extra 0.19 lambs compared to standard UK crossbreds
  • Lamb Vigour
  • Production costs reduced by up to 55p/kg

An ideal closed flock option and will suit you if you want:

  • Reduced cost of production
  • To improve kgs lamb produced per acre
  • To improve efficiency while maintaining the biosecurity benefits of a closed flock
  • A hill cross to make the most of marginal land

Download Highlander Index Information Sheet


The New Zealand Meat Sire

Bred to provide

  • Fast growth rates off grass
  • Ease of lambing
  • Are breeding Sheep for meat - improved carcass meat distribution for future retail yield payments
  • A commercial sire that is backed by the science and the largest progeny test in the world 

The Primera will suit you if you:

  • Want to lamb outdoors
  • Want to finish lambs early
  • Want an easy lambing ram to use over ewe lambs
  • Want a fast-finishing option to use over crossbred ewes / ewe lambs 

Download Trait Leaders NZ Terminal Sires



Following the success of our 2021 voucher giveaway, we are offering the opportunity to win again! 



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Innovis Ltd, Peithyll, Capel Dewi. Aberystwyth, Wales, UK SY23 3HU.

Tel.: 01970 828236