Story: Sheep farming

Cheviot sheep

Cheviot sheep

The Cheviot has a distinctive appearance, with no wool on its face, head and legs, a curved Roman nose, and erect ears. It was bred for the cold hills of the Scottish Borders, and is hardy and active. Sir Geoffrey Peren used a Cheviot–Romney cross to develop the Perendale breed for New Zealand’s hard hill country.

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Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, 'Sheep farming - Early imports of British sheep breeds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16636/cheviot-sheep (accessed 28 September 2020)

Story by Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 3 Mar 2015