Hill Country Romney Rams

Founded in 1966, Hildreth Romneys is proud to be one of New Zealand's top Romney ram breeding operations.  

  • Our goal is to provide the highest quality and highest performing rams in New Zealand.
  • 45 years of performance recording using sheeplan, animalplan and now SIL.
  • Run under commercial conditions - Glenross Station runs from 1400 - 2400ft backing onto the Kaweka Ranges in Hawkes Bay.
  • Focused selection for fertility, growth rate, constitution and structural soundness.
  • 3000 Recorded Ewes all with Electronic ID - Greater accuracy of data collection.
  • Ewes are open faced, free moving and have good meaty carcass with medium wool type.
  • Over 1000 Rams sold New Zealand wide.
  • We pride ourselves on the quality of our rams.


  • Client won Hawkes Bay Farmer of the Year 2008
  • Four winners of the NZ Romney Ewe Hogget Competition in the last 10 years.
  • Eastern Romneys Sire Evaluation - Hildreth Romneys had 5 in top 8 for growth rate to weaning out of 4500 rams sire referenced.



rams-at-saleOur Point of Difference

1. The scale of operation using electronic identification
2. Relentless focus on Quality and the elimination of structural faults
3. Our hands-on monitoring to give the most accurate information to our clients
4. Focus on compounding genetics:

Weaning Weight has increased 4.5kg since 1990 for the same level of feeding.
Overall production is up $11 per animal.