Showing a depth and quality of breeding Willandra had multiple Champion and Reserve Champions and were unlucky to not win the most successful exhibitor.
Blk 013: a horned son of “Kim”, a One Oak ram Willandra sold to Grogansworth… Continue reading
Judge Hamish McLaren of Nerstane Merino Studs chose a horned Willandra ram, Blk 018, a son of a Lachlan Merinos ram, as third in the line up for Elders Deniliquin Riverina Ram of the Year behind two Poll Merino rams… Continue reading
On the way home from a successful display of sheep in the Genstock tent at Hamilton Sheepvention, Ross and Peter called into the Gould family’s property to class their 2016 drop maiden ewes. As they drove up to the sheep… Continue reading
Ross went out to Sleigh Pastoral Co.’s property “Kooringal”, Jerilderie, home to Andrew and Julie Sleigh, to class their 14 month old ewes. He arrived there at 8 o’clock, the frost was just disappearing off the ground! There in… Continue reading
A strong performance across all classes showing a depth of breeding, culminated with Willandra Merinos winning the most successful medium wool exhibitor trophy.
A ewe lamb, Blk 035, led the way winning her Lamb’s teeth strong wool march… Continue reading
The Hay Sheep Show was highlighted by “Willandra GP” winning the open unhoused class as a 7 y. o.. He still carries a great pelt of soft, lustrous wool of great style. Blk 062, a Willandra poll ram by “Desmond”… Continue reading
Recently the first shearing took place in the PWMMC and Willandra client “TW Lord and Sons” placed first in the spring drop group and third overall to older sheep in the winter drop group. But significantly, by a margin, they… Continue reading
At a resurgent “Deniliquin Pastoral & Agricultural Society” Show, Willandra were close to a clean sweep being thwarted by Edithvale Merino Stud who showed the Champion Ewe to our Reserve. Congratulations to the steward, Jocelyn Harriage for her hard work… Continue reading
After a long absence, Willandra Merinos attended the Goulburn Sheep Show, now held in Canberra, with two Poll Merinos. The brother (Wil Bl 059) and sister (Wil Bl 123) pair took out top honours winning Champion August Shorn Poll Ram… Continue reading
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.