Otapawa Poll Dorsets were established in 1982 with Ewes being bought from Windermere, Glengarry, Punch Bowl, Atholstane and Ohio. Our aim is to breed sheep that have higher growth rates while maintaining an exceptional grading carcase. We concentrate on selecting rams with top Eye Muscle and Rump conformation. As part of our on going breeding programme we have embarked on a complex progeny testing research programme.

We mate around 200 ewes annually.

Otapawa Poll Dorset Progeny Trial
Prepared by Dr Patricia Johnson, Ag Research Invermay
A comprehensive direct progeny trial


Lochaire 24502

Sires in use are

  • Windermere 75/00 bought for $3000 from Feilding Ram Fair
  • Lochaire 245/02 bought for $6000 from Feilding Ram Fair
  • Soundness, fertility and carcase quality.
  • New Poll Dorset Sire
  • Lochaire 245-02
  • Purchased from the Feilding Ram Fair December 2003 for $6000.
  • A Ram of impeccable performance and appeal.
  • A striking individual with excellent conformation and carcase.
  • Sire: Kowhai Park 81-00, Top Priced Ram Christchurch Ram Fair 2001
  • Grandsire: Kowhai Park 97-98, Champion Ram Christchurch 1999
  • All enquiries welcome