Willandra Merino Stud | Commercial Sheep Breeders

 Willandra Merino Stud


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 43rd On-Property Ram Sale will be held on Wednesday, 22nd September, 2021.

2021 Sale Catalogue available here


Friday 2nd October,2020, saw 10,000 sheep penned at the annual John Wells Memorial Store Sheep Sale, Jerilderie.  A whopping top price of $382 was paid for ‘Wiraki’ Willandra Bld,  June ’19 drop, September shorn ewes. Willandra topped the sale for older ewes with 400 2015 drop March shorn ewes selling for $260.


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, achieving strong results in Sire Evaluations and topping several of the 2020 On-Property auctions around the country.

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 moved to Jerilderie where they have proudly continued the tradition of breeding hardy, well-balanced fertile sheep carrying big fleeces of quality wool. Keeping abreast of current marketing and production trends and continuing to develop and improve the modern Willandra Merino bloodstock is of paramount importance.