LIVESTOCK EXPORT FIRST
Hedley John has completed another livestock export first after recently sending the largest shipment of milking sheep ever to leave New Zealand to a special client in China. (February 2021)
Consisting primarily of milking sheep the shipment also included some dairy goats and, in another first, some ultrafine merino.
Premium stock selected from throughout New Zealand were transported to Canterbury for quarantine in two specialist facilities where they underwent a variety of tests and treatments ensuring they were fit and healthy for export.
Loaded into specially made crates 1400 sheep and 400 goats were shipped in a modern 747-800 series freighter with Cathay Pacific, every animal arrived safe and well in their new home.