Australian Stud Merino Statistics - National Summary

Year Ending 31st December

2010 

2012 

2014

2015

Total Sires in Use  

13,560

13,110

12,328

11,994

Total other Rams 1yr+

33,197

33,911

29,304

24,121

Total Ram Lambs

184,256

185,106

173,226

172,580

Total Ewes   

639,107

619,023

582,617

562,922

Total Ewe Lambs

255,149

253,634

242,578

239,030

Grand Total

1,125,269

1,104,784

1,040,053

1,010,647

No. Merino Studs

673

616

581

501

No. Poll Merino Studs

367

411

409

398

Total No Studs:

1,040

1,027

990

899

Rams Sold for breeding purposes
(inc ram lambs for breeding)

65,937

67,310

59,227


       60,343

Total Semen Doses Sold/Used

68,071

69,943

81,597

80,468

 Updated 24/02/2017