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Welcome to Ayrshire New Zealand




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Ayrshire New Zealand is proud to be an innovative and progressive Association, with a clear vision for the future of the breed, committeed to maximising the rate of genetic gain of the breed.  New Zealand has the second largest recorded Ayrshire population in the world, and makes up 1% of the national herd in New Zealand.  

Ayrshire New Zealand operates the ACE HERD, the only Breed Society in New Zealand to actively milk cows through its sharemilking venture with a 450 cow herd.  New Zealand has the second largest number of Ayrshires progeny tested annually in the world, second only to Finland, home of the world's largest Ayrshire population.




The New Zealand Ayrshire Association (Inc), known as Ayrshire New Zealand, is an Incorporated Society representing approx 380 Ayrshire breeders in New Zealand. The offices of Ayrshire New Zealand are located in Hamilton (central North Island) at the site of Livestock Improvement Corporation. The office is staffed Monday to Friday and members and visitors are always welcome to call at the office.

The Association is divided into 9 wards geographically, each ward represented by a Director. The Board of Directors is headed by the President.  Ayrshire New Zealand is also the parent body to 16 Ayrshire clubs nationwide. An annual Meeting is held each year in June at varying locations. All members are invited to attend.



Core Values

- Genetic gain of the Ayrshire population

- Always look for the opportunity

- Maintain a financially viable business

- Foster camaraderie among Ayrshire members

- Always portray a professional image


Ayrshire New Zealand will develop, promote and maintain the Ayrshire breed as a credible option for New Zealand dairy farmers


12 Nov 2016
Find out about Ayrshire Club events in your area
28 Oct 2016
Waikato Next Generation Sale 2016
At Waikato A & P Show, Claudelands
Friday 28th October, 2016 at 7.00 pm
Milking Shorthorn
25 Oct 2016
19 Sep 2016
Ayrshire Breeders Bull Sale
Monday 19th September 2016
Morrinsville Dairy Centre, Morrinsville
27 Jun 2016
24 Jun 2016
24 Jun 2016
16 Jun 2016
Results of the Geyserland Bay of Plenty Sale held at Rotorua on 9 June 2016
16 Jun 2016
The Inaugural Robert McIntosh Show Encouragement Award has been presented at the 2016 Geyserland Conference in Rotorua.
15 Jun 2016
Details of the Special Awards made at the 2016 Annual Conference
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