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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.

Social Media

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

Save the date - Friday, 10th September 2021, Stud Sheep Pavilion, Adelaide Showground. Auction commences at 1.00pm.

Entries for the Adelaide Ram Sale have now closed. The catalogue will be available here from 25th August, with printed copies available at the Show. Any enquiries please contact Jen at Merino SA on 08 8212 4157.


2021 SA Merino Field Days

The following dates are planned for the regional SA Merino field days in 2021:
  • Elders SA Stud Merino Expo 2021 - Monday 15th March (on-property displays)  and Tuesday 16th March at Burra Oval (centralised display). 
  • Eyre Peninsula Pre-Sale Expo - Monday, 5th July at Wudinna 
  • Yorke Peninsula on-property displays - July 28 North Cowie, Aug 11 Orrie Cowie, Aug 17 Babirra & Carricowie
  •  **South East Stud Merino Field Day - Wednesday, 21st July 2021 at Keith Stadium and 2 on-property displays **CANCELLED
  • Karoonda & Districts Stud Merino Field Day - Friday, 30th July 2021 at Murray Bridge Showgrounds ITS ON! 10am - 3pm , byo food and refreshments, masks, social distancing principles. Please note the bridge between the Showgrounds and the township will be closed Friday between 9.30am - 3.30pm. Alternate access via Old Princes Hwy exit.
  • Mid North Inspection Day - Monday 30th 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