National Merino Ambassador: Matilda Scott
National Merino Ambassadors is an initiative put together by the Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders (AASMB) bringing together a pool of passionate young people in the Merino Industry who have generously volunteered to contribute their time and skills by helping promote the Merino.
Matilda is a young wool grower in the Northern Midlands of Tasmania running about 1,000 Superfine Merino sheep on a small family farm. She is a qualified wool classer (since 2018) and has been working in the Industry full time since finishing her Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours at the University of Tasmania in June 2022.
“I have had the privilege of mentorship from Georgina Wallace, who runs a Merino and Poll Merino Stud in Ross, Tasmania. From doing this I have gained valuable experience and skills handling her stud sheep.”
“I am passionate about Merinos because, how could you not be? They are the cutest lambs, so pure and white, and they grow into wonderful animals that grow a beautiful fleece each year. I love the array of Merino types and their ability to adapt to and cope in different conditions and climates around Australia. I love wearing products made from Merino wool every day. I love that the fibre is renewable and sustainable and keeps me warm in the cool Tasmanian winters and comfortable in the beautiful summers we experience too.