Welcome to Willandra Merino Stud

The 2019 National March Shorn Pair

WILLANDRA HISTORY The Willandra story began in the 1800’s with a ‘How the West Was Won’ saga that involved fortune seekers, the London Bank, droughts, family dynasties, company men and more…until we arrived at the modern Willandra Merino

OUR SALES The first On-Property Ram Sale was held in 1978 and was the vanguard of all the modern On-Property Ram Sales – and we are still selling today. The 42nd On-Property Ram Sale was held Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020. 119 rams from 130 offered sold to a top of $13,000. Horn rams topped at $13,000 and averaged $3,197. Poll rams topped at $7,000 and averaged $2,949. 
Willandra Catalogue 2020

OUR NEWS  Friday 4th October,2019, saw 24,000 sheep penned at the annual John Wells Memorial Store Sheep Sale, Jerilderie. Top price of $285 was paid for Cara Pty Ltd Willandra Bld, ‘Cara’ Brd June 18 drop, August shorn ewes. Equal 2nd top price of $270 went to Sleigh Pastoral Co. with April/May 18 drop, August shorn Willandra Bld, ‘Kooringal’ Brd ewes

SEMEN SIRES Semen is available from several top sires. Willandra sires are having a large impact across the stud industry in Australia and beyond. Progeny can be seen winning at all major state and interstate shows and achieving strong results in Sire Evaluations

A Long Tradition - A Modern Success


#Image Willandra is a family owned business with a long history of success. The original Willandra Merino Stud was established west of Hillston, NSW, in 1886 and was based on Wanganella F. No. 83 and Tasmanian bloodlines believed to be from Belle Vue.

In 1974, the Willandra Stud was purchased by the Wells family and they have proudly continued the tradition of breeding hardy, well-balanced fertile sheep carrying big fleeces of quality wool for more than four decades. Keeping abreast of current marketing and production trends and continuing to develop and improve the modern Willandra Merino bloodstock is of paramount importance.