Australian Stud Merino Statistics - National Summary

Year Ending 31st December 2010  2012  2014
Total Sires in Use   13,560 13,110 12,328
Total other Rams 1yr+ 33,197 33,911 29,304
Total Ram Lambs 184,256 185,106 173,226
Total Ewes    639,107 619,023 582,617
Total Ewe Lambs 255,149 253,634 242,578
Grand Total 1,125,269 1,104,784 1,040,053
No. Merino Studs 673 616 581
No. Poll Merino Studs 367 411 409
Total No Studs: 1,040 1,027 990
Rams Sold for breeding purposes
(inc ram lambs for breeding)
65,937 67,310 59,227
Total Semen Doses Sold/Used 68,071 69,943 81,597

Updated 12/01/2016