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SA Merino Sire Evaluation Trial

The 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.

A new site host is sought , with anticipated commencement October 2020. Details are available here:

Site Host Information or by contacting Trial Co-ordinator Anna Cameron or 0403 747 332.

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. It is hoped the results of these trials will contribute to genetic improvements for the Merino industry.  

SA Sire Evaluation Field Day 2019

The 2019 SA Merino Sire Evaluation Field Day was held on Tuesday 4th June at Keyneton Station, Keyneton. 15 pens of the progeny from the 2018 sires were presented for inspection, with presentations from the site host, Joe Keynes, AMSEA 's Ben Swain and other guest speakers. An excellent crowd of approx 150 attended.


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 :

SA Merino Sire Evaluation Trial Newsletter November 2019

SA Merino Sire Evaluation Trial Newsletter May 2019

SA Merino Sire Evaluation Trial Newsletter August 2018


Find out more in the latest SA Sire Evaluation Newsletter :  November 2019 Newsletter 

Trial results from Keyneton 2018 Drop :  Keyneton 2018