Pipp horticulture ceo


Pipp horticulture ceo Kevin Bowman said last year’s unsuccessful mutts were culled because a new formula has been introduced which would give better results in an indoor environment.

Bowman said that instead of taking everything from the anu of the female foal, just one part of the horse’s genetics was taken for breeding.

Instead, breeders now hope the twin of a mutton will produce an equal.

“At the moment, mutton doesn’t exist. The term itself is a bit of a myth. It doesn’t exist,” Bowman said.

When asked if twinning will eventually occur, Bowman said, “the field’s looking for the answer.”

Breeding at Mullions Farm, where Bowman said about 40 pure bred horses now live, have led him to the conclusion that better pedigree is breeding with a field breed horse.

Bowman said of the breeding, “It’s quite similar to other fields that have a stallion breeding program, although they may be more strict in what they select, and bred to a bigger gene pool.”

Bowman said when the stock is brought in from the range to improve the genetics, the bloodlines are also being recorded.

“As we move forward, we’re hoping that there’s actually some record keeping, so we can actually know what our breeding programs are like,” he said.

Bowman said the fact that twinning and breeding doesn’t occur in a controlled environment like a stud farm makes more sense than you might think.

“We’re literally putting our fertility program to the test on a daily basis, as opposed to in an artificial, controlled environment,” he said.

Bowman said the idea is to produce one foal from the mare that can be better than the dam.

Bowman said when horses are not put in a stall until after they are weaned, about five months of age, they are more susceptible to various diseases.

“When you can train the horse in a controlled environment, we make sure the horse is stable, and health,” he said.

Bowman said the sport horse is bred by the North Island racing breeders club.

Bowman said breeding is kept to a very close group to help the foundation stallion get the respect he deserves.

Bowman said one of the problems with breeding in the past has been the dilution of quality.

Bowman said some horses have had their bloodlines broken and “they still are given a better breeding record than they should be.”

Bowman said, “If you actually consider all the horses in the field, even the ones that haven’t been maintained and have low ranking genetics, we’re looking at something pretty high.”

Bowman said he thinks twinning will eventually become more widespread in the sport and breeding industry.

Bowman said Mullions Farms has bred a working twin colt and a working twin mare.

Bowman said he has no plans on breeding any of them but will let them go for adoption.

Bowman said the more twin foals Mullions Farms has, the more help they get from the likes of breeding and bloodlines.

Bowman said you can breed as many horses as you want but you can’t breed a stallion if he doesn’t get top rank.

“I had an opportunity to breed up with the biggest stallion on the grounds. He was a third son and he gave a very successful pregnancy. I couldn’t breed him,” he said.

Bowman said for the first time in history, the horsey biz is starting to address not only the health and quality of the animal but the health and quality of the foal and mother as well.

Bowman said twinning also helps alleviate stress from breeding because the mare doesn’t have to give birth to two foals.

Mullions Farms, an adjunct to the Te Awamutu Plains Leisure Centre, was established at its present location in 1999 and has been on a mission since.

That mission, according to Bowman, is to produce the finest pedigree sport horses in New Zealand, born in Te Awamutu and bred on the plains.

Breeding, Bowman said, is a tough business.

Breeding is not to everyone’s liking. Bowman said some don’t understand how beneficial it can be to the end product.

Bowman said of the entire sport, “It’s pretty unfortunate what’s been happening, where a lot of the genetics have been pretty high ranking and not that of the average owner, or average buyer.”

Bowman said when you look at the sport and breeding industry, “It’s just one of those industries that’s very fickle, and it’s a good breed.”

Bowman said Mullions Farms wants to focus on producing the best mare and foal they can.

Bowman said, “We are the only breeder, in this country, that’s actually going out and getting pure bred breeds. Most people breed the best mare they can get. But we’re actually going out and getting the bloodlines we need.”

Bowman said the last time Mullions Farms tried to mutts, they only got 10, but he thinks they will get some the next time.

Bowman said of the boardy foals they’ve gotten, they’ve seen better progeny born.

Bowman said, “We do the best we can, we go through with the best we can, we put our best horse’s blood line together.”

Bowman said the number one most important thing in breeding a horse is pedigree, but it’s not all about pedigree, Bowman said.


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