ABOUT PETERS GENETICS

Peters Genetics is a family owned business specialising in Angus bull and Romney ram studs, commercial sheep and cattle breeding, in New Zealand. They've been supplying premium stock to farmers for more than fifty years, and now their operation spans across six farms in Southland, West and Central Otago.

 

Continuously they search to identify traits that will add value to the flock. Culling heavily to eliminate defects as they strive to achieve genetic perfection across all of their breeding programmes. They focus in equal measure on survivability, fertility, growth rates, yield grading, and quality wool. This same approach is applied to their cattle breeding operation.

When you buy stock from Peters Genetics, you’re getting a premium product that will minimise your labour and maximise  your return on investment.

Farming began for the Peters family in 1945, when Stanley Albert Peters purchased his first farm in Hedgehope, Southland, New Zealand. In 1961, Stanley and family  moved to Waikaka.  In 1975, his son Trevor and wife Karen, followed in his footsteps.

Trevor and Karen began their stud breeding career with Dorset Down, and later expanded into Suffolk sheep. In 1989 they moved to Clutha Downs, Beaumont Otago and in 1992 they joined forces with Derek and Chris Daniell forming part of New Zealand’s number one ram breeding operation, Wairere, which specialised in production of high performance Romney rams of Wairarapa genetics. The Peters portion of that business operated under the branding, Wairere South.

In 1993, Trevor began ram selling. He sold 230 rams in his first year. Since then he has built upon those results and now boasts one of the most successful ram breeding operations in New Zealand.

In 2012, after a successful twenty-year ram breeding and marketing partnership with the Daniells, Trevor and Karen made the decision to branch out independently so they could welcome their children into their farming enterprise. They re-branded as Peters Genetics, forming the company, The Peters Group.

The family, now in their third generation, have six farming operations across Otago and Southland. Their daughter, Justine, is farming in the North Island.

 

Peters Genetics farm more than 62,000 high performance stock units consisting of Peters Romneys, Hot Shot Terminals, commercial ewes, commercial cows, Peters Angus and deer. Collectively, the properties cover more than 9,000ha, on a mixture of easy to steep, rugged and climatically challenging terrain.

They have loyal clients all over the South Island who attribute their success to the quality of the stock being produced from their farms.

OUR HISTORY

‘Farming is in our blood, we’ve been at it that long.’ ~ Trevor Peters

TEVIOT VALLEY STATION

Millers Flat

Manager/s

Owners, Karen and Trevor Peters, live at The Lodge. Shane Carter is Stud Master/Manager

Size

485ha

Terrain

Medium to steep hill country. 41ha of irrigated flats. 1,336ha run block of tussock hill country, 295ha leased block including 48ha of irrigated flats.

Stock

7,000 Stud stock units including:

  • Stud Angus cows, heifers and bulls

  • Stud Hotshot Terminal ewes & ram hoggets & ewe hoggets

  • Peters Romneys ram hoggets

  • Peters Romney-Texel ram hoggets

  • Commercial deer

SPYLAW FARMS

Dunrobin

Owners

Clayton & Jeannette Peters

Size

1050ha

Terrain

Flat to steep with tussock

Stock

12,250 sheep & beef stock units incl.

  • 2,300 fully recorded Peters Romneys ewes

  • 2,700 stud & commercial hoggets

  • 6,500 commercial Romney ewes

  • 230 commercial bulls

BULLOCK RANGE

Moa Flat

Owners

Morgan and Megan Peters

Size

1,300ha

Terrain

The property rises to about 690m, exposing the sheep to extreme high-country conditions.

Stock

11,000 sheep and beef stock units, incl.

  • 1,400 fully recorded Peters Romney ewes

  • 2,000 stud & commercial hoggets

  • 5,050 commercial Romney ewes

  • 300 commercial Angus cows

  • 120 commercial Angus heifers

OUR LOCATIONS

CLUTHA DOWNS

Beaumont

Manager/s

Jimmy Longley

Size

1,617ha with 1,500ha effective.

Terrain

Flat to steep rising from 50m - 350m above sea level.

Stock

11,000 stock units including:

  • 6,450 commercial Romney ewes

  • 2,050 ewe hoggets

  • 310 Angus cows

  • 262 Angus weaners

  • 10 Angus bulls

MOUNT MARGARET

Waikaka

Manager/s

Doug Joyce

Size

400ha

Terrain

Flat to rolling to steep - Finishing farm

Stock

4,500 stock units including:

  • Commercial ewes

  • Ewe hoggets

  • Trading Lambs

ATTADALE

Middlemarch

Manager/s

Paul Peek

Size

2,391ha

Terrain

Flat to rolling. Breeding and finishing property.

Stock

12,000 stock units including:

  • 7,500 Romney-Texel cross bred ewes

  • 2,150 Romney-Texel cross bred hoggets

  • 180 Angus & cross bred cows

  • 130 weaners

Contact Us

Trevor and Karen Peters

Teviot Valley Station, Millers Flat

Tel. +64 3 446 6030

Cell. +64 27 201 4490

Email. atpeters@xtra.co.nz

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Our granddaughter needed open heart surgery. Thanks to the people at Starship Children's Hospital she is healthy today. Please, if you can, make a donation to the Starship Foundation and help to save a child. Every dollar counts. - Karen Peters.

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