Willandra comprises 7,300 HA north-west of Jerilderie, NSW. The stud and property are run by Ross Wells along with his wife Irene, daughter Caroline and son-in-law Craig Heath and their son and daughter-in-law Angus and Heidy Heath.
The stud sheep are managed on a commercial basis across a diverse mix of native dryland, cropping and irrigated country.
Sought after by stud and commercial sheep breeders they are very much a productive dual purpose type, cutting heavy fleeces of 19 – 21 micron medium wool on a large frame.
Ross Wells has always been one to “give it his all” for the Merino industry. He was President for a term and Chief Steward at the local Jerilderie Show for many years.
President of the Riverina Merino Field Days Association and President of NSW Stud Merino Breeders Association.
In 1998 Ross was awarded an O.A.M. (Order of Australia Medal) for service to the Wool Industry.
Ross has had vast experience judging stud sheep throughout Australia, as well as stints in Argentina, South Africa & New Zealand.
With great passion for sheep and wool, Ross understands and continues to work for the betterment of the Wool industry.