About usBelfield Park is owned and farmed by Lindsay and Cristine Drummond. We are located 1.5kms north of Ashburton, Mid Canterbury, New Zealand. We farm stud White Dorper and White Suffolk sheep along with commercial Boer goats. We moved to this 10 hectare borderdyke irrigated block in June 2008.
DorpersBelfield Park was established in July 2000 when the first purebred Dorpers (blackhead) were imported as embryos from Bulbarli Stud in Western Australia. These embryos were implanted with the first purebred lambs born in December 2000.In February 2001 Belfield Park imported 5 White Dorper ewes from South Australia as the foundation of our present flock, along with “Axis Spargo” who was the 2000 Royal Adelaide Show Champion Ram. Spargo was used extensively through our flock and while we retained some of his progeny, his genetics are spread throughout New Zealand.At present we are breeding only White Dorpers as we have found them to be more sought after by our clients. The Blackheads are more attractive to lifestyle farmers than commercial farmers who are our main clients. The Blackheads have been phased out for now but who knows……..!White SuffolksIn March 2001 we sourced Australian White Suffolk ewes and rams from the Leachim, Galaxy, Allendale and Burwood studs in South Australia. The breed was doing great things in Australia and we felt there was a place for them in New Zealand. To progress our White Suffolks in 2007 we imported new genetics in the form of embryos and semen from the Burwood and Anden studs through their very successful joint Accelerator Stud.These new lambs were born in early November 2007, which was very late for us. They have shown exceptional growth rates’ considering the season has been very dry. We will watch these lambs with interest as they are showing the progress the Australian White Suffolk breeders are making in putting emphasis on carcass muscling. Some of these lambs are weighing 30+kgs at 8 weeks of age! We look forward to seeing what they will do when born in August and have the full benefit of spring growth!!We have found the White Suffolks in general to be exceptional performing sheep. They are able to handle the dry conditions experienced here through the dry summers and also the cold, wet and often snowy winters as well. They consistently lamb at 180+% and generally wean lambs ready to go to slaughter. They are easy lambing with very few problems encounted.SalesWe welcome any enquiry for White Dorper or White Suffolk rams and ewes. We sell individual rams or ewes as well as providing “job” lots, which can be a group of rams or ewes or a ram with ewes. Prices by negotiation.