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Welcome to Ayrshire New Zealand

Southwind Ayrshire Ultimate Dispersal - Friday 26 April

Malcolm Hutchings with the tribute to Lodore Vals Nella at the Annual Conference, Whangarei


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Ayrshire New Zealand is proud to be an innovative and progressive Association, with a clear vision for the future of the breed, committeed to maximising the rate of genetic gain of the breed.  New Zealand has the second largest recorded Ayrshire population in the world, and makes up 1% of the national herd in New Zealand.  



The New Zealand Ayrshire Association (Inc), known as Ayrshire New Zealand, is an Incorporated Society representing approx 380 Ayrshire breeders in New Zealand. The offices of Ayrshire New Zealand are located in Hamilton (central North Island) at the site of Livestock Improvement Corporation. The office is staffed Monday to Friday and members and visitors are always welcome to call at the office.

The Association is divided into 9 wards geographically, each ward represented by a Director. The Board of Directors is headed by the President.  Ayrshire New Zealand is also the parent body to 16 Ayrshire clubs nationwide. An annual Meeting is held each year in June at varying locations. All members are invited to attend.




Ayrshire New Zealand will develop, promote and maintain the Ayrshire breed as a credible option for New Zealand dairy farmers.


To be the number one dairy population, among all breeds, under the NZ payment system.

Core Values

- Genetic gain of the Ayrshire population

- Always look for the opportunity

- Maintain a financially viable business

- Foster camaraderie among Ayrshire members

- Always portray a professional image



11 Oct 2019
Expressions of Interest are invited from Ayrshire New Zealand members aged 18 – 26 to attend the International Youth Tour in the UK.
13 May 2019
Biosecurity advice for cattle-showing event
30 Apr 2019
Setting a number of new breed sale records, high Lot averages and huge numbers.
14 Apr 2019
Ayrshire are holding the seminar this year in Northland.
11 Apr 2019
11 Apr 2019
28 Mar 2019
Full results for Thames Valley Bull Progeny competition 2018 and 2019 club results.
06 Mar 2019
13 Nov 2018
13 Nov 2018
13 Nov 2018
08 Nov 2018
02 Nov 2018
23 Mar 2018
Find out about Ayrshire Club events in your area
29 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
01 Apr 2019
05 Apr 2019
14 Apr 2019
15 Apr 2019
Sales Catalogue now available.
16 Apr 2019
Sales Catalogue now available.
17 Apr 2019
Cancelled, open event for more information.
23 Apr 2019
Sale Catalogue now available
26 Apr 2019
Catalogue now Available.
29 Apr 2019
Catalogue Now Available
30 Apr 2019
Sales Catalogue now available
01 May 2019
09 May 2019
22 May 2019
31 May 2019
04 Jun 2019
05 Jun 2019
Catalogue Available now
07 Jun 2019
12 Jan 2020
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