The principal and the passion behind Palmerston Coopworths is Bill Scott-Young.
Bill is assisted on the farm by his eldest son Tim, who has been back at Palmerston since 2012.
Bill’s partner Leanne Sherriff, works full time off-farm as an agricultural consultant, though when time permits , she too is an enthusiastic member of the team.
Bill is a council member of Coopworth Genetics Australia and was President from 2008 till 2012. He is a regular visitor to New Zealand, often attending Coopworth Genetics New Zealand’s annual conference in addition to visiting both Coopworth and Coopdale breeders on the north and south islands. And of course the odd fishing or hunting trip or maybe cycling can usually be squeezed in to the busy sheep schedule.