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.
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2018 Adelaide Ram Sale
It was an unusual beginning to the 2018 Adelaide Ram Sale, with proceedings delayed after the Stud Pavilion was required to be evacuated. Once the fire alarm had ceased, the large crowd returned to watch the auction of 84 stud Merino and Poll Merinos. Agents Elders and Landmark conducted the sale, with the highest price achieved for Lot 7 - a Collinsville ram - making $46,000.
For the first time the sale was able to be viewed live on the Auctions Plus website.
2018 Fibre Meat Plus - Results
On-property Ram Sales Calendar 2018
The 2018 SA Stud Merino Sheepbreeders' on-property sales continue, with some great results despite the season's difficulties. To find list of dates and locations please click the following link: SA On-Property Sales Calendar
SA Merino Sire Evaluation Trial
Sixteen Merino sires from South Australia and interstate will have their male progeny compared for type, structure, wool production and carcass traits in the SA Merino Sire Evaluation Trials. All progeny are managed under the same conditions on the host site , currently at Keyneton Station, Keyneton SA, with the 2019 host site at 'McPiggery', Lameroo .
It is hoped the results of these trials will contribute to genetic improvements for the Merino industry.
See the latest Newsletter about the Sire Evaluation program here :
A very successful SA Merino Sire Evaluation Field Day was be held on Friday 22nd June at the host site , Keyneton Station. Approx 150 people from all over the state, and some interstate, attended to see the progeny of some top SA sires, side by side. Producers were provided a booklet , detailing the objectives and measurements of the trial.
2018 Laparoscopic Artificial Insemination Survey
2018 SA Stud Merino Annual Directory
Released in the Stock Journal on Thursday 1st March, the web version of the Annual Directory is also available here:
>> Download 2018 SA Stud Merino Annual Directory
2019 SA Stud Merino Expo Dates
Results from the 2018 SA Elders Stud Merino Expo
Congratulations to all exhibitors in the three competitions held at the 2018 SA Elders Stud Merino Expo at Burra on 20th March 2018. It was a tremendous line up of quality - large framed sheep, plenty of bright wool, and some close consideration by judges Mr Will Secker, Keith SA and Mr Steven Bolt, Corrigin WA. We sincerley thank these two judges for their time and effort in attending the Expo.
The results were :
WSB Distributors and Yamaha Australia's 2018 All Purpose Pen of Two Ram Lambs Championship:
- 1st Place: North Ashrose
- 2nd Place : Roemahkita
- 3rd Place : Greenfields
Elders 2018 SA Merino Pairs Competition:
- 1st Place: Greenfields
- 2nd Place : North Ashrose
- 3rd Place : Mulloorie
Elders 2018 SA Field Day Ram of the Year Competition:
- 1st Place: Mulloorie (Poll Merino )
- 2nd Place: Old Ashrose
- 3rd Place : Mullorie (Merino)
Merino SA Fellowships - World Merino Conference Uruguay
The inaugural winners of the Merino SA Fellowships have returned from the World Merino Conference in Uruguay. Both Angus Ashby of North Ashrose, and John Dalla from Orrie Cowie stud extended their conference package to include the post-conference tour of Argentina. We look forward to hearing more about their experiences in the months ahead.
John Dalla and Angus Ashby taking in views of the Andes, and sheep at "Leleque', Patagonia