About Us

CHROME SHEEP STUDS is run by Matthew and Tanya Tonissen and staff, located just South West of Hamilton on Dartmoor – Hamilton Road (click here to see map). The property is on basalt soils in 700mm rainfall country.

Our stud ewe base consists of: 

  • 400 Mixed Aged Poll Dorset ewes
  • 400 Mixed Aged Coopworth ewes 
  • 640 Mixed Aged Chromedale ewes
  • 120 Mixed Aged Perendale ewes
  • PLUS approx 800 mated ewe lambs

To back our stud we have a commercial flock of around 2000 Chromedale/Perendale ewes for Prime Lamb production.

 

CHROME SHEEP STUDS - Performance Recorded 

Our measurements include, but are not limited to;

  • Birth weight
  • Birth type e.g.single/twin
  • Rear type
  • Weaning weight
  • Muscle depth
  • Fat cover
  • Adult weight to limit adult ewe frame score
  • Temperament
  • Lambing ease
  • Gestation length - short GL is generally associated with lighter birth weight and improved lambing ease
  • WEC
  • Extensive AI & ET programs to maximize our genetic progress
  • Full Pedigrees on all Stud animals
  • Fully Lambplan recorded
  • Annual visual assessment of all Stud ewes

 

 Embryo Transfer in Action

 

Our Awards

  • Awarded the 2006 RASV Sheep Producer of the Year
  • 2006 RASV Young Farmer of the Year

See media releases

 

Latest News

CASUAL POSITION AVAILABLE

Short/Medium term casual position available at Chrome Sheep Studs

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FULLTIME FARMHAND POSITION AVAILABLE

Chrome is looking for an experienced farm hand to join our growing team.

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Private Sale Rams

 NOW AVAILABLE

Chromedales, Perendales, Coopworths, ICON Poll Dorsets and ICON Southie rams are available now for private sale.

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Hamilton Sheepvention 6th & 7th August 2018

Chrome Sheep Studs will be having a display at Sheepvention situated in the Sheep Tech Marquee.

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Henty Field Days 18th-20th Sept 2018

 Chrome is heading to the Henty Machinery Field Days. Site 1049A Block V

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