Rob Hodgkins

Rob Hodgkins

Kaiapoi

I grew up on the family farm in Sussex where my parents established a commercial sheep flock. Following lessons learned during the  foot and mouth epidemic, we moved to outdoor lambing and we then partnered with Wairere NZ to form a UK Wairere stud flock and business selling breeding stock. Jo and I met through Nuffield in 2012 and began setting up our own farming operation, ‘Kaiapoi’ in Hertfordshire, with 200 NZ romney ewes. We have grown this business to 2250 breeding ewes across 1000ac of grass and 1600ac of combinable arable crops. We have just imported our first NZ Rams with the Myomax gene and our first Myomax breeding stock will be available to buy from this summer.

Integrating sheep into the arable rotation