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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2019 SA Stud Merino Annual Directory
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2019 SA Stud Merino Annual Directory
2019 SA Merino Field Days
1. Burra - The Elders SA Stud Merino Expo was held on Monday, March 18 and Tuesday March 19, 2019 .
2. Wudinna - Eyre Peninsula Pre-Sale Expo from 10am, Monday July 8, 2019 at the Wudinna Showground Sheep Pavilion.
3. Keith - South East Merino Field Day from 10am, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the Keith Stadium, Keith with two on-property displays
4. Murray Bridge - Karoonda and Districts Stud Merino Field Day from 10am Friday , July 26 2019 at the Murray Bridge Showgrounds
On-property Ram Sales Calendar 2019
2019 Adelaide Ram Sale
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
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.
Results of the 2017 Sire Evaluation Trial have been released by AMSEA. Details here : 2017 Drop -Final Assessment
See the latest Newsletter about the Sire Evaluation program here :
SA SIRE EVALUATION FIELD DAY 2019
The 2019 SA Merino Sire Evaluation Field Day will be held on Tuesday 4th June at Keyneton Station, Keyneton. Time : 11.00 - 3.00pm. Progeny from the 2018 Sires will be presented for inspection, with presentations from the site host and other guest speakers. Trade displays and refreshments available.
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
Results from the 2019 SA Elders Stud Merino Expo
Congratulations to all exhibitors in the three competitions held at the 2019 SA Elders Stud Merino Expo at Burra on 19th March 2019. It was a tremendous line up of quality - large framed sheep, plenty of bright wool, and some close consideration by judges Mr Grantly Mullan of 'Eastville Park' , Wickepin WA and Mr Peter Button of 'Ramsay Park', Minlaton SA . We sincerley thank these two judges for their time and effort in attending the Expo.
The results were :
Victor Motorcycles Suzuki All Purpose Pen of Two Ram Lambs Championship:
- 1st Place: Ashrose
- 2nd Place : Greenfields Poll
- 3rd Place : Bunyara
Elders 2019 SA Merino Pairs Competition:
- 1st Place: Greenfields
- 2nd Place : East Bungaree
- 3rd Place : Mulloorie
Elders 2019 SA Field Day Ram of the Year Competition:
- 1st Place: North Ashrose Merino
- 2nd Place: Greenfields Merino
- 3rd Place : Mulloorie Poll 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
'Breed More Merino Ewes' Campaign