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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.

World Merino Insight - Adelaide 2016

The World Merino Insight was universally regarded as a tremendous success. Thanks from the Association to everyone who contributed towards the hosting of this most memorable week of activities centred around our thriving industry. For more information on the event, including some of the presentation aids, visit the website;



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)

The sale has a reputation as among the world's top multi-vendor Merino and Poll Merino Ram Sales. 


2017 SA Elders Stud Merino Expo: 20th and 21st March

The Association is pleased to advise that the dates for the 2017 SA Elders Stud Merino Expo to take place in South Australia's mid-north and at Burra have been set for Monday 20th of March (on-property displays) and Tuesday 21st of March (Burra Oval centralised display).



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.
>> Download the 2016 Results (.xls format)

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.

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):