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: 

  • 700 Mixed Aged Poll Dorset & Southie ewes
  • 1400 Mixed Aged Chromedale, Perendale & Coopworth ewes 
  • PLUS approx 1000 mated ewe lambs across all breeds

To back our stud we have a commercial flock of around 1500 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
  • Dag Score
  • 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

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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Chrome Genetics Ewe Sale on AuctionsPlus

Date to be confirmed in December 2018

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Joining Ewe Lambs

At a Glance: • Must be 40kg  • Gaining weight up to and during joining • Lambing at 13 – 14 months • Mate to an easy lambing sire • Wean lambs early • Look after ewes post weaning • Use...

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2019 SUMMER RAM SALE

 FRIDAY 18TH JANUARY 2019

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2018 Sale Reports

 Results of the 10th Annual Ram Sale (11th Oct) & 7th Summer Ram Sale (19th Jan)

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