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The Association

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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The Association is pleased to have two active social media sites, click on the icons below to follow MerinoSA on:

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Centenary 2022

The SA Stud Merino Sheepbreeders Association will celebrate their Centenary in 2022.

A book recording the history of the Association is planned. If you have any material which may be of interest in the book, please contact Merino SA  at


Adelaide Ram Sale

The Adelaide Ram Sale was held on  Friday, 10th September 2021, in the Stud Sheep Pavilion, Adelaide Showground. Auction commenced at 1.00pm. 

50 lots were offered, with 44 sold to an average of $10,284 and 2 sold after the auction. A great result given the lack of opportunity many people had to see rams throughout the year.

Merino SA thanks all SA vendors, purchasers , sales agents and attendees for their involvement.

Results are available here: Adelaide Ram Sale Results 2021


Sale catalogue Information: 2021 Adelaide Ram Sale catalogue   

For Adelaide Ram Sale enquiries, please contact Jen at Merino SA on 08 8212 4157.


2022 SA Merino Field Days

The following dates are planned for the regional SA Merino field days in 2022:
  • Elders SA Stud Merino Expo 2021 - Tuesday 15th March (on-property displays)  and Wednesday 16th March at Burra Oval (centralised display). Note change of usual days, this year following the public holiday Monday.
  • Eyre Peninsula Pre-Sale Expo - Monday 4th July at Wudinna 
  • Yorke Peninsula on-property displays - 27th July - North Cowie, 10th Aug - Orrie Cowie, 16th Aug - Babirra & Carricowie
  •  South East Stud Merino Field Day - Wednesday, 20th July at Keith Stadium and 2 on-property displays 

  • Karoonda & Districts Stud Merino Field Day - Friday, 29th July  at Murray Bridge Showgrounds 
  • Mid North Inspection Day - Monday 29th August, various locations  10.00am - 4.00 pm

As we have come to expect, dates and venues are subject to prevailing health conditions. Visitors are recommended to regularly check this site for updates - see events section for full details


On-property Ram Sales Calendar 2021

The 2021 SA Stud Merino On-Property Ram Sale Calendar can be found here:
SA Stud Merino & Poll Merino Ram Sales Calendar 2021
It is recommended all people interested in attending an on-property sale check the latest details with the stock agent or the stud owner.

2021 SA Stud Merino Annual Directory

Access the digital version of the Annual Directory here:
2021 SA Stud Merino Annual Directory


 SA Merino Sire Evaluation Trial

Merino SA is pleased to support the SA Merino Sire Evaluation Trial. Please refer to the separate Sire Evaluation page on this site for details.
All enquiries regarding the program and host site opportunites should be directed to SA Site Co-ordinator Anna Cameron: or 0403 747 332.


 Breed More Merino Ewes

The Association is urging all South Australian farmers to consider the profitability of the self-replicating Merino flock when reviewing their business model. Both wool and sheepmeat have performed extremely well against most other agricultural endeavours in recent years, with strong demand for livestock and Australian wool.
The Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders has compiled numerous real case studies to demonstrate the breed's profitability as a component of their 'Breed More Merino Ewes' campaign.
Case Study snapshot March 2020
>> additional Case Studies