Taking lamb to new heights

The most recent edition of Air New Zealand’s Kia Ora magazine had this to say about TE MANA LAMB and Headwaters. read more

Farmers follow their lambs to Auckland

Blair Thwaites (Barewood), Stu & Debbie Pankhurst (Glenone), Andrew Bendall (Lochar Downs) and Tim Burdon (Mt Burke) joined 13 leading chefs for a TE MANA LAMB lunch at Culprit restaurant in Auckland in late November. read more

TE MANA LAMB / Headwaters in The Listener

This article from The Listener highlights the growing general interest in the future of lamb and the need for a jump shift in how it is produced and perceived. Read The Listener… read more

The Omega Lamb Project wins at New Zealand Innovation Awards

The programme behind a new kind of premium lamb, which has sparked a sensation among chefs in New Zealand and Hong Kong, has won a prestigious innovation award. The Omega Lamb Project, which has developed… read more

TE MANA LAMB now in My Food Bag

New Zealanders can now enjoy TE MANA LAMB at home with the product selected for the award-winning home delivery service My Food Bag. TE MANA LAMB has until now only been available at a select… read more

Radio NZ has Te Mana Lamb on the menu

Today Te Mana Lamb and Headwaters geneticist Aimee Charteris talked with Radio NZ’s Nine-to-Noon host Kathryn Ryan about the genesis of Te Mana Lamb and the Headwater story. The main focus of the interview was… read more

Ben Bayly rules with Te Mana lamb

Fresh from teaming up with fellow ‘My Kitchen Rules’ chef Gareth Stewart at the Headwaters Muster, Ben Bayly was again promoting Te Mana in esteemed company at the Mystery Creek Field Days. Pictured with Deputy… read more

Muster lays down the challenge for the decade ahead

See more photos below. Two words were heard more than any others at the 10th anniversary Headwaters Muster on 1 and 2 June in Timaru. Resilient and adaptability. ‘Resilient adaptability’ was the theme, a… read more

Barewood’s Marty Deans honoured

Headwaters used its 10th anniversary Muster to present the inaugural Errol Holgate Memorial award. It was awarded to Barewood Station’s manager Marty Deans for his leading, pioneering role in the Omega Lamb Project. Fittingly the… read more

New Headwaters appointment underlines consumer focus

Headwaters has appointed Simon Langley to the new position of livestock manager – a further step in linking genetic development, farming practices and consumer preferences. Previously the producer group manager for ANZCO Foods and with… read more

New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English launches world-first premium lamb in Hong Kong

Alliance Group Chief Executive David Surveyor, Zuma restaurant Head Chef Sam Wilkes and NZ Prime Minister Bill English at the launch of Te Mana Lamb in Hong Kong.   A new kind of lamb… read more

Leading chefs and futurist part of Headwaters’ 2017 Muster

Headwaters marks its first decade with the 10 anniversary annual ‘Muster’ on 1 June in Timaru. With the theme The World’s Most Adaptive Sheep Farmers, the Muster is an opportunity for Headwaters farmers to reflect… read more

Coleridge Downs Headwaters 2 tooths take supreme award

Few A+P shows draw sheep from as wide a range of land types as the Malvern A+P Show, from the high country along the Craigieburn Range to irrigated flats around Hororata and Darfield. The 2017… read more

Headwaters sales in 2016/2017 season

A total of 850 Headwaters rams were sold in the past season, compared with 424 in the previous year and 485 the year before. This is the first time rams have been sold in Omega,… read more

NZ’s top chefs take to the headwaters

In late January more than a dozen leading chefs from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Central Otago experienced classic Headwaters country first hand when they came to learn about the Omega Lamb Project and the lamb. read more

New media strategy introduced

Both Headwaters and the Omega Lamb Project are increasing their media presence after opting for a low profile and focusing on genetic and management system development. In December 2016 New Zealand Farmers Weekly ran a feature… read more

Headwaters’ ram classification a world first

From the 2017 season Headwaters rams will be presented in categories that relate to the consumer characteristics of their lambs. This is believed to be the first time rams have been categorised this way and… read more

Headwaters Omega Lambs score Olympic silver medal

Not many competitors choose the Olympics as their first event. Fewer still win a silver medal in the process. That’s what an Omega Lamb-based dish achieved at the Culinary Olympics in Erfurt Germany in October. read more

Four new forage farmers join The Omega Lamb Project

Four new forage properties have joined the Omega Lamb Project. The properties, in Fairlie, Rakaia Gorge (two) and Hororata will grow 150ha of chicory in 2017 and will accept Headwaters Omega lambs at weaning. They… read more

Headwaters branding marks new emphasis

Headwaters has developed a new logo and strapline as part of a brand refresh to better capture Headwaters’ uniqueness. General Manager Ian Hercus says Headwaters’ difference can best be summarised as: A team rather than… read more

New Headwaters Guide released

Headwaters has released a guide covering the breed’s background, goals and direction. Coinciding with the completion of our first decade, the guide reflects the growing interest in the Headwaters’ approach from a genetic, management, processing… read more

Omega Lamb Project website launched

The Omega Lamb Project has launched its website, www.omegalamb.co.nz The Omega Lamb Project is a Primary Growth Partnership between the Ministry for Primary Industries, Alliance Group Ltd and Headwaters. It has identified Headwaters ewes… read more