Mohaka rams


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 Texas Longhorn Embryos

Canterbury Notes

The next meeting of the Canterbury group of the Rare Breeds Conservation Society will be held at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve (60 Hussey Road, Christchurch) on Friday 18 October 2019, starting at 7.30 p.m. (The meeting room is opposite the far end of the main car park.)

Not long now until the New Zealand Agricultural Show (Canterbury A&P Show) which will be held in Christchurch on Wednesday 13 to Friday 15 November. This is one of our major events for the year, and we depend on volunteer helpers to cover the three days. If you would like to take part in this, even just a few hours would enable some of the regulars to have a look around the show. Please think about it and contact Marion Mangnall at canterbury[at] if you can help.

See also Country Life for Jill Nawrocki's story of their Waipu goats in Canterbury.


Lower North Island

Lower North Island Rare Breeds Group –
I have volunteered to establish a Lower North Island branch of the Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New Zealand and invite you to become a member of this group.
Membership of this group will be free, the only criteria being that members have to be a member of the Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New Zealand.
The Lower North Island has wonderful unique animals, many rare, unique or have heritage value and I feel that it is essential that we have close contact to ensure that the gene pool of this livestock is maintained. In addition, the Lower North Island has a wide variety of environment and lifestyle systems making this a most suitable place to farm and encourage the potential of rare breeds. To this end, I am excited about the chance to co-ordinate a group of people who are dedicated and passionate.
I have benefited by being a member of the Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New Zealand and this is reflected in the quality of my flock as it gives me greater access to animals, markets, information and technology.
I see the Lower North Island group as being essentially an on-line organization with occasional field trips or activities as the group may decide.
Therefore if you wish to belong to the Lower North Island group I would like you to e-mail me giving your name, location, contact details and livestock that you have. From there I will coordinate this information and occasionally circulate it to those who have responded.
I feel that it is important that we all know each other's livestock and therefore discussions will focus on this. To get the ball rolling I would like to invite you all to my Exotic Sheep Shearing day here at Wimbledon on Sunday 27th October from 10.0am to 2.00pm AND if possible bring examples of your livestock to exhibit. I will make facilities available for you to display your livestock to the public to promote and help others.

Brian Hales, Wimbledon, Route 52 Herbertville, RD 10, Dannevirke 4970
Phone: (06) 374 3584.   E-mail: brianhaleswimbledon (at) [replace the (at) with @]



New pages added to the Rare Breeds Website during the past few months include:
       Minorca Chooks     [12.2.2019]
       Sicilian Buttercup Chooks     [12.2.2019]
       Andalusian Chooks     [12.2.2019]
       Rhode Island Red Chooks     [11.2.2019]
       Frizzle Chooks     [11.2.2019]
       North Holland Blue Chooks     [9.2.2019]
       Sussex Chooks     [9.2.2019]
       Wyandotte Chooks     [8.2.2019]
       Langshan Chooks     [7.2.2019]
       Australorp Chooks     [7.2.2019]
       Suffolk Punch in New Zealand     [6.2.2019]
       Suffolk Punch Rescue Project     [28.1.2019]
       Highland Ponies     [27.1.2019]
       Heritage Animal Notecards     [8.12.2018]
       Canterbury Show photos     [16.11.2018]
       Shire Horses in New Zealand     [5.11.2018]
       Norwegian Fjord Horses     [1.11.2018]
       Tukidale Sheep     [2.6.2018]
Check them out.

(Webmart and Directory are updated immediately listings change, and minor updates to other pages are not listed above.)

Changes to Webmart and Breeders Directory

Following a suggestion by the Webmaster, the National Committee of the Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New Zealand agreed on 27 November 2018 that non-members as well as members of the Society are entitled to have listings on the website Webmart and Directory pages.

wad World Animal Day

World Animal Day is 4 October. Go to the  World Animal Day website for details and suggestions – plus items about last World Animal Day.



1. Contacts for South Island Poultry Clubs:

Ashburton Fanciers Society Inc: Mr B. J. Glassey, Longbeach Road, R D 4, Ashburton. E-mail: ashburtonfanciers (at)   Website: Ashburton Fanciers Society

Christchurch Poultry, Bantam & Pigeon Club: P O Box 8436, Riccarton, Christchurch 8440. E-mail: Show venue: 294 Blenheim Road, Riccarton. Website: Christchurch Poultry, Bantam & Pigeon Club.

Dunedin Poultry, Pigeon & Cage Bird Club: Mr C. Wilson, 5 Benfell Street, Green Island, Dunedin.

Ellesmere A & P Assn: Mrs H. Henderson, P O Box 17, Leeston.

Heartland Poultry Club: Lucy Raisbeck.   Phone: (03) 302 8646.   E-mail: heartlandpoultry (at)   Website: Heartland Poultry Club.

Invercargill Homing Pigeon Club: Mrs Y. Service,108 Oreti Street, Invercargill.

Invercargill Poultry & Pigeon Club: Mr M. Tucker, 329 Chesney Street, Invercargill.

MacKenzie A & P Assn: Mrs M. Thomas, Box 53, Fairlie.

Marlborough Poultry, Pigeon & Cage Bird Assn: Ms K Watson P O Box 869, Blenheim 7240.

Milton Poutry & Bird Club: Mrs I. M. Robinson, 21 George Street, Milton.

Nelson Poultry & Pigeon Assn Inc: Mrs A. Fryer, 67 Gladstone Road, Richmond, Nelson.

North Canterbury Poultry & Pigeon Club: Miss P. Brosnan, 130 Dalziels Road, Fernside, Rangiora.

Oamaru Poultry, Pigeon & Canary Society: Mr T. R. Hill, 13 Reservoir Road, Oamaru.

Taieri Poultry, Pigeon & Bird Club: Mr S. Bennett, 399 Pine Hill Road, Dunedin.

United Pigeon Fanciers Assn: Mrs S Greenwood, 1409 Bealey Road, R D 1, Darfield 7571.

Waimate Winter Show: Mrs N. Wells, 21 Edinburgh Street, Waimate.

West Coast (SI) Poultry & Pigeon Club: Mr D. Brooks, 28 Taylor Street, Taylorville, Greymouth.

The Secretary for The New Zealand (S.I.) Poultry, Pigeon and Cage Bird Association (Inc): Mrs Karyn Cardno, 7 John Street, Oceanview, Dunedin. Phone: (03) 481 1041.

2. For the North Island, see New Zealand Poultry, Pigeon & Cage Birds Associations.

Charities Act Registration

The Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New Zealand Inc. was registered as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005 on 30 June 2008 (Registration Number CC30930) and is listed in the Charities Register. This contains information about registered charities for people who may wish to make donations, do volunteer work for, use the services of or find out more about a particular charity. This includes where the charity operates and the sector it works in, contact details, services, charitable purpose, beneficiaries, governance structure and officers.

The Society also has donee organisation status with the IRD. This means that people can claim a tax credit (rebate) for donations made to the RBCSNZ. If you want to claim this tax credit, please ask for a receipt when you make your donation.

Texas Longhorn Embryos

If you are interested in obtaining Texas Longhorn embryos please contact Greg Mckay, Xcell Breeding Services Ltd, P O Box 165, Kaiapoi.   Phone: (03) 327 9555   Fax: (03) 327 9088   E‑mail: greg(at)



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