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” was reserve champion.
Eartag Blk 035, a ewe by a Woodyarrup ram, won through the Lambs Teeth strong wool class to be Champion March shorn strong wool ewe. Then Reserve Champion March shorn ewe.
Blk 031, a ewe by “Willandra 30”, was 2nd in the 2 tooth strong wool class.
3 ewe lambs were teamed up to win the “pen of three ewe lambs (dual purpose)”.
“Willandra Serena” was 2nd in the 4 tooth medium wool August Shorn ewe class and went on to be Reserve Champion August shorn ewe.
“Willandra Federer” was 2nd in 4 tooth medium wool August Shorn ram class.
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.