Abyrose Wiltshires

Jody Robinson-Wildey – Abyrose Wiltshires, Manawatu Pampered sheep live their best life at Abyrose Wiltshires near Rongotea in the Manawatu, and that includes top nutrition. When Jody Robinson-Wildey and her husband Mike moved to a 5-acre lifestyle block seven...

River Range Eggs

River Range Eggs – Courtney Ellison, Takapau Courtney Ellison went from a backyard chicken owner, living in Wellington with three chickens, to quitting the rat race and buying free range egg business, River Range Eggs. Now, she has 1300 chickens, and couldn’t be...

Karen Higgie

Karen Higgie – Guinea pigs, Otaki When Karen Higgie offered to look after her grandchildren’s two pet guinea pigs, she had no idea it would lead to breeding and showing the tiny animals. Karen and her husband used to breed and show Shetland dogs, but as she got older,...

Mason Topp

Mason Topp, Hinakura, Wairarapa Supplementary feeding ewes Sharpes Multifeed nuts at tupping is standard policy at Mason Topp’s Hinakura sheep and beef farm in the Wairarapa. Benefits include boosting conception rates and body condition score of ewes, as well as...

Kowhai Grove Ostrich

Kowhai Grove Ostrich, Halcombe, NZ Ostriches provide a unique diversification to Rosemary and Ian Blunden’s Halcombe farming operation, and these majestic birds get off to the best start in life with a helping hand from Sharpes. Kowhai Grove Ostrich raises 150-200...

Melissa Staines

Melissa Staines – rabbits, Carterton Melissa Staines began breeding rabbits as a teenager living in England and, since moving to New Zealand, it’s an interest she’s rekindled to enjoy with her own children. “When I had our first daughter nearly eight years ago I...