Willandra Success at GSSM (Canberra)

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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 and Champion Poll Ewe (Champion August Shorn Medium/Strong Poll Ewe). And in recognition of the winning champions of the 2017 Australian Tennis Open we have named the two as Willandra “Federer” and Willandra “Serena”.

At the Rabobank Dubbo National Merino Sheep Show last September, Willandra “Federer” (Bl 059) was the March shorn fine wool Poll Champion Ram. Then he combined with Willandra “Serena” (Bl 123) [(Riverina Ewe of the Year)] to be the March Shorn Pair (Ram and Ewe). After that success the pair were shorn to August shorn regulations.

They are ET flush siblings by Willandra “Desmond” out of the $12,000 One Oak No. 2 ewe (12.403) bought by Willandra, at the One Oak Stud’s dispersal.

In the meantime Willandra “Federer” has been busy. He was given a run with 80 ewes for two weeks and the preg. testing results show an 80% success rate. He was also used in our A.I. program supplying fresh semen.

Semen has been sold and is available for anyone planning an autumn joining. While this ram would be suitable for most areas, he is considered to be particularly suitable for woolgrowers in higher rainfall environments. The pricing is as follows; $40/dose up to 100 and after that $30/dose.

Contact Ross. Ph: 03 5886 1223; email:rossirene@reachnet.com.au

Not to be outdone Willandra “Serena” participated in our E.T. program and produced 24 viable embryos. A stunning result!

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Picture courtesy The Land (Stephen Burns).

Peter holding Willandra “Federer”, Ch. August shorn fine wool Poll ram. The reserve ram bred by Langdene Poll Merinos is also a son of Willandra “Desmond”.



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Picture courtesy The Land (Stephen Burns).

Ross with Kim and George Henderson, Grogansworth Merino Stud, Bowning.





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.