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The Headwaters Difference

We are more...

than just a breeding programme.  It's a partnership for farmers who want to take their business to the next level.

Our farmers are achieving higher premiums and greater financial returns through our Headwaters programme.

Our sheep genetics, farm systems, cutting-edge data and technology combined with a robust connected value chain, results 'in the world's best lamb'.

Our commitment to the future...

  • To attract, retain and empower the highest performing farmers in New Zealand

  • To engineer new value at every link in the value chain

  • To protect our premium positioning through market insight and new product development

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Providing a strategic partnership, based on leading-edge genetics and management processes to create a highly profitable,

efficient farm system.

Dan Harper, Quartz Hill Station, Darfield

“We are not just putting our lambs on a truck at the farm gate - we remain connected to the end product and are inspired to make it the best."

Donald Chandler, Mataka Station, Kerikeri

"At Mataka Station we are committed to constant improvement of our property and operations. It's all about excellence here and that's why we jumped at the opportunity to connect with Headwaters. With Headwaters we have found shared values that matter, big-picture vision, attention to detail, and a deep understanding that science, data, and technology will drive future success. Entering the Headwaters Programme is a commitment worth making!"

Sara & Blair Halder, Halder Farm, Lawrence, Otago

"Headwaters has given us the opportunity to join a team of like-minded farmers, who are innovative and passionate about sheep farming and inspired to produce not only the world's finest lamb but be engaged in the entire journey right from farm to consumer."

Dave McCurdy, Mangaone Cliffs, Puketapu, Napier

"Finally, after all these years sending lambs out the gate, we get to hear from the people who use it and the positive response is incredible." 
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