Our shareholders form a group of innovative, forward-thinking farm owners and managers who are amongst the best in the world at what they do. Headwaters’ farmers have breathtaking, iconic properties and a genuine affinity for the land and animals, with many of their farms having been held by the same family for many generations past, and many to come.
Integrity is paramount in selecting which farmers have the management skills and experience to join Headwaters and nurture and grow our products. This allows us to ensure extremely high product consistency and timely delivery resulting in an outstanding experience for consumers.
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“We have bred our way in to Headwaters,” explains Dome Hills’ fourth generation owner David Douglas. “We’re very happy with the genetics.”
Traditionally merino, corriedale/halfbred country, Dome Hills Station is 40 minutes inland from Oamaru and stretches back to the Kakanui headwaters. The survivability and fertility achieved of the Headwaters flock are crucial on this kind of country says David, and becoming a Headwaters shareholder was not a difficult decision. I respected Andy Ramsden’s knowledge of genetics and the positioning of Headwaters in the marketplace, especially its control of its own brand.
The biggest gain since joining Headwaters in 2008 has been increasing lambing percentage <> and keeping lambs until spring and getting wool cheque from 12-month hogget wool.