News | Willandra Merino Stud

45th On-Property Ram Sale

Clients focused on fleece weight and structure at the Willandra On-Property ram sale. The top price of $6,500 for a Poll Merino ram was paid by James Turnbull from Tambo, Queensland. This ram has figures of 20.3 micron, 99.1C/F, BWT of 108 kg and an EMD of 43mm. Mr Turnbull purchased another ram in the […]

2023 Bendigo Show

The stud team had a very successful showing at the 2023 ASBA Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo. Along with five Champion sheep they also won the Group of Three Sheep (one ram and two ewes) and the Overall Most Successful Exhibitor in the highly contested Medium Wool Section. The team leader was WIL220059 an […]

20th Annual John Wells Memorial Sheep Sale – Willandra Sells Top Pen

Trent and Zak Gooden, Yirdeen Farms, Lockhart, paid $385 beating off strong competition. They were repeat buyers having purchased the top line of Willandra ewes the previous year. Second top price for the day was $338 paid for the top line of 17-18 month old Sleigh Pastoral Co., Willandra blood, maiden ewes. The Gooden’s had […]

44th On-Property Ram Sale

During Willandra’s 2022 On-Property sale, 107 rams from 118 lots sold to a top of $7,500 and averaged $3,439.38. Merino rams topped at $7,500 and averaged $3,230.69. Poll Merino rams topped at $7,000 twice and averaged $3,554. The top priced ram was sold to George Simpson, Yooroobla Stud, Jerilderie. The ram, Lot 19, was an […]

“It’s Not All About Sheep!!” $3,400 Winning Bid

Prior to the 44th Annual Ram Sale, the book written by Ross Wells “It’s Not All About Sheep!!” was launched by Stephen Burns of The Land newspaper. The No. 1 copy of the limited edition book was auctioned by Nutrien’s Ron Rutledge. Bidding was frantic with the book being purchased for $3,400 by Geoff and […]

Riverina Ewe of the Year – 4th Consecutive Year!

On 12 August 2022, Willandra was awarded the 2022 Riverina Ewe of the Year for their 4th consecutive year.    This class was judged by Russell Jones, Darriwell Stud in Trundle, NSW who cited the ewe to display excellent wool and very good lineage.    This ewe also took home the Reserve Champion in the […]

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.