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 carcase traits in the SA Merino Sire Evaluation trial. It is hoped the results of these trials will contribute to genetic improvements for the Merino industry. The 2019 and 2020 SA Sire Evaluation Trial is currently running at the McPiggery host site at Lameroo, SA.
Host sites run for a two year duration, with the previous site being Keyneton Station, Keyneton SA.
New site host David Eckert, of Mentara Park at Malinong will commence the next Trial phase in October.
Nominations of Merino sires for the 2021 Trial are now open. Please find nomination forms and details here: SA Merino Sire Evaluation Trial 2021 Drop Nomination
Sire nominations close 5.00pm 9th October 2020.
Details about the SA Sire Evaluation Trial are available from Co-ordinator: Anna Cameron firstname.lastname@example.org or 0403 747 332.
Find out more in the latest SA Sire Evaluation Newsletter : September 2020 Newsletter
The final results for the 2019 SA Sire Evaluation Trial at Lameroo have been released: 2019 Yearling Assessment
SA Sire Evaluation Field Day 2020
The 2020 SA Merino Sire Evaluation Field Day will be held on Friday, 30th October at McPiggery, site host of the 2019 and 2020 drops.
Address: 2394 Kulkami Rd, Marama (Near Lameroo) SA
Time: 11.00am - 3.00pm
Results of the 2019 Sire Evaluation Trial ( Lameroo) - Initial data 2019 Drop
Results of the 2018 Sire Evaluation Trial (Keyneton): 2018 Drop - Final Assessment
Results of the 2017 Sire Evaluation Trial (Keyneton) : 2017 Drop -Final Assessment
See the latest Newsletter about the Sire Evaluation program here :
Trial results from Keyneton 2018 Drop : Keyneton 2018