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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 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

Details here: 2020 Sire Evaluation Field Day Flyer


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

Trial results from Keyneton 2018 Drop :  Keyneton 2018