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2018 Elders SA Stud Merino Expo

This two day annual event showcases many of South Australias top rams, with 11 on-property displays and 27 studs participating on the Burra Oval  the following day. It has to be one of the biggest in Australia and featuring Merino and Poll Merino rams. Don't miss it.

Monday 19th March 2018

On-Property Displays from 9.30am. Exhibitors in 2018: 

  • Collinsville
  • East Bungaree
  • Glenowie 
  • Greenfields
  • Gum Hill 
  • Moorundie Park 
  • North Ashrose
  • Nyowee 
  • Old Ashrose
  • Pindari
  • Springvale North 

What a fantastic opportunity to visit quality South Australian studs in a relaxed environment. 

>> Download 2018 SA Stud Merino Expo program (pdf) 


AWI Grower's Barbeque : 6.30pm at the Burra Oval.

Australian Wool Innovation will be hosting a barbeque for wool growers and industry stakeholders from 7.00pm on the Burra Oval.  Members and guests are invited to attend the event. It will be a good opportunity to network with sheep breeders and representatives from AWI.

Tuesday 20th March 2018


Exhibiting Studs on the Burra Oval, Burra from 9.00am:

  • Bunyara
  • Carricowie
  • Collinsville
  • Collandra North
  • East Bungaree
  • Flairdale
  • Glenville
  • Greenfields
  • Gunallo
  • Hamilton Run
  • Hilton Heath
  • Kamora Netley Park
  • Kamora Park
  • Mernowie
  • Moorundie Park
  • Morley
  • Mulloorie
  • North Ashrose
  • North Cowie
  • Old Ashrose
  • Orrie Cowie
  • Radnor
  • Ramsgate
  • Rices Creek
  • Ridgway
  • Roemahkita
  • Sherlock
  • Springvale North

In 2018 Merino Studmasters and commercial sheep buyers from all around the country will descend on Burra during the Expo to assess many of the best Merino and Poll Merino rams the State has to offer.

Management Committee member of the SA Stud Merino Sheepbreeders’ Association; Peter Meyer, explained why there is such a high level of interest in the Expo:

“Wool prices have continued to be a shining light. Merinos are in a sound position as a livestock investment; as you have a wool clip and a saleable animal” said Mr. Meyer.

Australian Wool Innovation will host an industry barbeque on the evening of Monday 19th of March at the Burra Oval for Expo attendees.

“We are pleased that Australian Wool Innovation choose to host a function for attendees that provide them with a great opportunity to inform wool industry members of the latest achievements in both R&D and promotion” said Mr. Meyer.

South Australian Merinos and Poll Merinos have built an enviable reputation both around Australia and overseas for their excellent heavy fleece cuts for wool production, while also boasting large frames for quality sheepmeat.

Three competitions will be run on Tuesday 20th March at the Burra Oval, with judges Steven Bolt from Claypans, Corrigan, WA and Will Secker from Keith . Merino SA values the sponsorship provided by Elders, WSB Distributors and Yamaha Motors Australia and Universal Feeders for these top class competitions.

*  Elders SA Merino Field Day Ram of the Year     1st Prize  Universal Feeder

*  Elders SA Merino Championship Pair                The winner goes on to represent South Australia at the national pairs championship

*  WSB Distributors All Purpose Pen Of Two Ram Lamb Championship   1st Prize Yamaha Ag125H Motorbike

Competition will no doubt be strong again this year. Your inspection is highly recommended.


>> Download 2018 SA Stud Merino Expo program (pdf)