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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Merino SA Fellowships
World Merino Conference Uruguay
Merino SA is pleased to announce TWO recipients of the Merino SA Fellowship, Angus Ashby of North Ashrose, and John Dalla of Orrie Cowie. John and Angus will now be attending the World Merino Conference in Uruguay April 2018, including the pre-conference tour as organised by Swagman Tours.
The selection panel were impressed by the candidates, who submitted video applications illustrating their suitability for the role. The committee is confident these two young men will represent South Australia very well throughout their journey to Uruguay, and provide valuable insights into the international merino community on their return. We hope it will be a positive and rewarding experience for Angus and John.
Angus Ashby, North Ashrose and John Dalla, Orrie Cowie
Thank you to everyone who submitted photographs of lambs recently. There were certainly a variety of images including pet lambs in coats! Clearly everone loves their lambs.
The selected image was provided by Annie Ashby, and now appears on our branded wine label.
2018 SA Stud Merino Expo Dates
Results from the 2017 SA Elders Stud Merino Expo
Congratulations to all exhibitors in the three competitions held at the 2017 SA Elders Stud Merino Expo at Burra on 21st March 2017.
The results were :
WSB Distributors and Yamaha Australia's 2017 All Purpose Pen of Two Ram Lambs Championship:
- 1st Place: Bunyara Poll Merino Stud
Elders 2017 SA Merino Pairs Competition:
- 1st Place: Orrie Cowie Poll Merino Stud
Elders 2017 SA Field Day Ram of the Year Competition:
- 1st Place: East Bungaree Poll Merino Stud
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 , Keyneton Station, Keyneton SA. 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 :
'Breed More Merino Ewes' Campaign
2017 SA Stud Merino and Poll Merino Ram Sale
What a fantastic sale of quality rams at this year's Royal Adelaide Show. The Association would like to congratulate the vendors and purchasers involved with the 2017 SA Stud Merino and Poll Merino Ram Sale, which was held in conjunction with agents; Elders and Landmark. The sale results are downloadable:
2017 Fibre Meat Plus - Results
Congratulations to all exhibitors who participated in the 2017 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.
2017 Schools' Merino Wethers Competition - Results
Congratulations to all the schools who participated in the 2017 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.
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):
>>> YouTube video of Merino Wethers Schools' Competition - Royal Adelaide Show