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Ross and myself, Bridget, farm in the deep south, at Merino Downs, north east of Gore. We also have a dairy farm at Riversdale where we milk 750 cows. Along with our 4 children, Blaire, Sutton, Jackson and Hadley we run our 200 acres, as a grazing block for our hold over's and dairy replacements, as well as our own bulls.

I am currently a council member for the Galloway Cattle Society of New Zealand (Inc.) and the Secretary/Treasurer of the New Zealand Pinzgauer Society which was formed in 2009. Feel free to contact me if you would like to know or gain any further information on either of these breed societies, would only be too happy to help.

Pinzridge Stud is the home of two very distinctive beef breeds, our White Galloway herd has, at this time 8 breeding cows, 7 yearling heifers, and 2 heifer calves. Our white Galloway bulls have either been breed here or bought in for outside breeding lines. Ross and I also use the bulls over the diary heifers, at present we have 9 mixed aged.  In 2010 Livestock Improvement approached us and  purchased straws from our stud bull, Belverdeer Buster, we also have his straws in our own bank for future use which is very lucky as in September 2010 Buster died of a twisted stomach.

Pinzridge Am Stein with daughter Sutton at Gore as 1y
Pinzridge Am Stein with daughter Sutton at Gore as a yearling

Our daughter Sutton and I attend and exhibit the White Galloways at as many shows as we are able,  beginning at Christchurch in November to Wanaka in March.       

Pinzridge Stud also breeds one of New Zealands  rarest breeds, Pinzgauer. We have 4 Pure Breed breeding cows as well as 7 graded Pinzgauer cows, as there are so few in NZ. The New Zealand Pinzgauer Society has a Grading up programme in place. We also run 5 Bulls. Our oldest bull Robbie was the first Pinzgauer ever shown in New Zealand. Robbie was used over the cows after we had inseminated the pure cows with an Imported Australian and Canadian Bull. Last year and out if 8 of his calves born, he only produced 2 bull calves, fingers crossed these odds continue. 

We hope you enjoy our web site and photos of the girls and boys.

Occassionally we will list stock we have for sale which generally will include crossbreds in the spring of calves from both the White Galloway and Pinzgauer out of our dairy herd, as well as some registered White Galloway bulls.

You are always WELCOME to visit us and view our stock, we will look forward to seeing you.

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