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The Association promotes and encourages the breeding and improvement of pure Merino and Poll Merino sheep, while endeavoring to foster and encourage the involvement of youth into the industry.

World Merino Insight - Adelaide 2016

Find out what will be happening at the World Merino Insight - Adelaide 2016 in September next year, and register your interest.



2017 SA Elders Stud Merino Expo: 20th and 21st March

The Association is pleased to advise that the dates for the 2017 SA Elders Stud Merino Expo to take place in South Australia's mid-north and at Burra have been set for Monday 20th of March (on-property displays) and Tuesday 21st of March (Burra Oval centralised display). For more information, see the Field Days section.


2016 SA Elders Stud Merino Expo

Congratulations to the Greenfields Stud who 'picked up the double' at the 2016 SA Stud Merino Expo's competitions by winning both the SA Field Day Merino Ram of the Year and the SA Merino Pairs. North Ashrose Stud won the All Purpose Pen of Two Ram Lambs Championship. Thanks to judges; John Carter and Trevor James for their efforts on the day.

2015 SA Stud Merino and Poll Merino Ram Sale Results 

Congratulations to all vendors and purchasers of rams at the renowned SA Stud Merino and Poll Merino Ram Sale. Geoff and Bernadette Davidson of Moorundie sold the highest-priced lot at $38,000 to Ballatherie Pastoral Co. The sale average continued to rise over recent years at $8,799, with a solid 91% clearance.
>> Download sale results (xls format)


2015 Fibre Meat Plus - Results

Congratulations to all exhibitors who participated in the 2015 Royal Adelaide Show's Fibre Meat Plus competition - an event that assesses the 'dual purpose' nature of the Australian Merino by assessing both wool and sheepmeat characteristics. 
>> Download the 2015 Results (.pdf format)

2015 Schools' Merino Wethers Competition - Results

Congratulations to all the schools who participated in the 2015 Royal Adelaide Show's Schools' Merino Wethers Competition. The Association is delighted to oversee this event, and are pleased that the high school students who are involved get so much from the activity.
>> Download the 2015 Results (.xls format)

Royal Adelaide Show Schools' Merino Wethers Competition Handbook

The Association in conjunction with the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of SA is pleased to offer a new handbook to assist schools participating, or planning to participate in the Royal Adelaide Show's Schools Merino Wethers Competition. This event has grown each year since its inception in 2011, and has become a model for similar events conducted across the country.

Australian Wool Innovation's media team captured the running of the Schools' Competition. To see what the organisers and participants had to say, hop over to YouTube (external link):