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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, committed to maximising the rate of genetic gain of the breed

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June 13, 2024

Ayrshire Conference 2024

Ayrshire New Zealand members enjoyed the Waipa region in the Waikato during the Annual Conference la...
General Notices
June 6, 2024

King’s Birthday Honour: The farmer helping the Ayrshire herds prosper

For services to the livestock and dairy industries Gordon Glentworth of Hāwera has been made an Offi...
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May 28, 2024

Special Awards 2024

Bell Booth Achiever Award For persons who have made some notable achievement in the Ayrshire Breed....
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Semayr Breeding Services is a division of Ayrshire New Zealand, which offers top Ayrshire bulls, both proven and unproven, New Zealand and overseas to New Zealand farmers.


At the end of October each year, Ayrshire New Zealand publishes the annual Herd Book, with details of all animals registered as pedigrees in the preceding 12-month period to August 31st.

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TOP Classification recognises that progress towards the improvement of the Ayrshire breed should be obtained through animals superior in conformation as well as production.

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