After a long break of many years Willandra took two August shorn sheep to the Sydney Royal Easter Show and came away as NSW representative of the National Merino Pair of the Year.
Willandra Federer and Willandra Serena who were successful at the Great Southern Sheep Show also contested their classes and their results were as follows
Willandra Federer (Wil 059) – 4 Tooth Fine Wool August Shorn Poll Merino Ram
Reserve Champion Fine Wool August Shorn Poll Merino Ram.
Willandra Serena (Wil 123) – 4 Tooth Medium Wool August Shorn Poll Merino Ewe
Champion Medium Wool August Shorn Poll Merino Ewe
Grand Champion Medium Wool August Shorn Poll Merino Ewe
Grand Champion Poll Merino Ewe
Champion August Shorn Merino or Poll Merino Ewe
Unofficially placed third in Supreme Ewe.
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.