plus numerous Reserve Champions across the Fine/Medium, Medium and Strong Wool classes. Other highlights were Glenpaen Stud winning the Supreme Champion Ewe and the Grand Champion Poll Ram with progeny of Willandra ‘GP’. Nerstane Stud won the Grand Champion Fine Wool Ewe with a ewe by ‘Desmond’.
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.