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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On-property Ram Sales Calendar 2018
The 2018 SA Stud Merino Sheepbreeders' on-property sales have started. To find list of dates and locations please click the following link: SA On-Property Sales Calendar
2018 Adelaide Merino & Poll Merino Ram Sale
Exhibitors please note that entries for 2018 have now closed. Vendors are to note the Royal Agricultual & Horticultural Society of SA's requirements regarding biosecurity prior to entry.
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)
2018 SA Stud Merino and Poll Merino Ram Sale
Make a diary date today for Friday 7th September . Adelaide Ram Sale. Sheep Pavilion Royal Adelaide Showground. Auction commences at 11.00am. This is the time to make substantial improvements to your flock, with some of the best Merino and Poll Merino rams on offer. The returns are there for astute buyers, who know the profitability of the dual purpose Merino.
A full catalogue will be available on August 21.
The 2017 sale results are downloadable:
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
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 :
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.
'Breed More Merino Ewes' Campaign
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.