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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2017 S.A. Stud Merino and Poll Merino Ram Sale
Entries are now open for the 2017 South Australian Stud Merino and Poll Merino Ram Sale which is to take place from 11.00 a.m. on Friday 8th September in the Stud Sheep Pavilion at the Adelaide Showground - visitors are to note that this sale takes place during the Royal Adelaide Show and attendees must find their own way into the venue.
This sale has developed an indisputable reputation as one of the highest quality multi-vendor Merino sales in the world, and quite rightly regularly attracts a global audience.
Entries are to be submitted to the Association's office by the 24th of July:
Vendors who are not participating in the Merino and Poll Merino competitions conducted during the 2017 Royal Adelaide Show are required to complete the 'Application for Entry' form;
>>> Download 'Application for Entry' for Studs not participating in R.A.S. competitions (pdf).
2018 SA Stud Merino Expo Dates
The Association is delighted to announce that the SA Stud Merino Expo will be held on Monday the 19th and Tuesday the 20th of March 2018.
The format successfully used in recent years will be retained, with On-Property Displays on the Monday, the AWI-sponsored Growers' Barbeque on the Monday evening from 7.00pm at the Burra Oval, and the Centralised Display and competitions held on the Burra Oval on the Tuesday.
2017 SA Elders Stud Merino Expo: 20th and 21st March
Congratulations to all exhibitors in the three competitions held at the 2017 SA Elders Stud Merino Expo at Burra and in the mid-north.
WSB Distributors and Yamaha Australia's 2017 All Purpose Pen of Two Ram Lambs Championship:
- 1st Place: Bunyara Poll Merino Stud
- 2nd Place: Roemahkita Poll Merino Stud
- 3rd Place: Mernowie Poll Merino Stud
Elders 2017 SA Merino Pairs Competition:
- 1st Place: Orrie Cowie Poll Merino Stud
- 2nd Place: Mulloorie Merino Stud
- 3rd Place: Greenfields Merino Stud
Elders 2017 SA Field Day Ram of the Year Competition:
- 1st Place: East Bungaree Poll Merino Stud
- 2nd Place: Mulloorie Poll Merino Stud
- 3rd Place: Orrie Cowie Merino Stud
>> Download the program for both Day One and Day Two (1.9MB pdf).
'Breed More Merino Ewes' Campaign
2016 SA Stud Merino and Poll Merino Ram Sale
The Association would like to congratulate the vendors and purchasers involved with the 2016 SA Stud Merino and Poll Merino Ram Sale, which was held in conjunction with agents; Elders and Landmark. The sale results are downloadable:
>> Download results (xlsx)
2016 Fibre Meat Plus - Results
Congratulations to all exhibitors who participated in the 2016 Royal Adelaide Show's Fibre Meat Plus competition - an event that assesses the 'dual purpose' nature of the Australian Merino by assessing both wool and sheepmeat characteristics.
>> Download the 2016 Results (.pdf format)
2016 Schools' Merino Wethers Competition - Results
Congratulations to all the schools who participated in the 2016 Royal Adelaide Show's Schools' Merino Wethers Competition. The Association is delighted to oversee this event, and are pleased that the high school students who are involved get so much from the activity.
Royal Adelaide Show Schools' Merino Wethers Competition Handbook
The Association in conjunction with the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of SA is pleased to offer a new handbook to assist schools participating, or planning to participate in the Royal Adelaide Show's Schools Merino Wethers Competition. This event has grown each year since its inception in 2011, and has become a model for similar events conducted across the country.
>>> South Australian Schools' Merino Wethers Competition Handbook (1.5MB, pdf)
Australian Wool Innovation's media team captured the running of the Schools' Competition. To see what the organisers and participants had to say, hop over to YouTube (external link):
>>> YouTube video of Merino Wethers Schools' Competition - Royal Adelaide Show