Australian Sheep & Wool Show - Result Snippets


SA premiers at the 2015 National Merino Pair Awards

South Australian stud, Greenfields, won the National Merino Pair judging on Friday night at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show.
Considered the most prestigeous national Merino competition, state finalists included a line up from Merino studs: Greenfields (SA), Nerstane (NSW), Wilgunya (Qld), Navanvale (WA) & Glenpaen (Vic). 
  • 2015 Supreme Merino Exhibit was awarded to Wurrook (Vic), who was earlier judged Grand Champion Superfine Ram of Show.
  • 2015 Grand Champion Merino Ewe awarded to Glenpaen (Vic).
  • 2015 Australian Merino All Purpose Champion awarded to Terrick West (Vic).


  • 2015 Championship Fleece of Show awarded to Trefusis (Tas)  Photo of Georgina Wallace at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show 2015 with the Champion Fleece.


  • 2015 Young Studmaster Achiever Award: Alan Hobley  won from WA.


Agriculture Grants for Women


In 2015 Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across all sectors.

From July 1 2015 the initiative will provide women in the agriculture sector with grants for leadership development. More specifically, grant applications are open to women employed in the agriculture sector at two levels. Please click on the preferred program link for details.

  1. Senior      Management and Executive level Women Leaders can apply      for $12,000 Individual Grants to undertake the Advanced Leadership Program.
  1. Women Managers can      apply for $4,500 Individual Grants to undertake the Accelerated Leadership Performance Program.

Expressions of Interest
To request a Scholarship Grant Application Form or additional information click here.

Should you wish to discuss the initiative in more detail please contact Ian Johnson at the office of the National Industry Scholarship Program, Australian School of Applied Management on 03 9270 9000 or via


World Merino Insight


A new and exciting global sheep industry event to be held September 2016. Designed to run every four years in a biennial rotation with the World Merino Conference, this first World Merino Insight will be a practically-oriented six-day event with the focus being on information exchange and networking with delegates from Australia and across the globe.

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Tasmanian Supreme

Tasmanian Supreme was judged at the Campbell Town Sheep Show 2015 with the winner being Glen Donald Merino Stud, Nhill, Victoria. This same Ram also won the senior champion interbreed competition.

State Finalist - QLD Ram of the year

The Ram of the year state finalist was judged at the Queensland State Sheep show 2015, with the winner being Mt Ascot Merino Stud, Mitchell, Queensland.
They will now go on to represent Queensland for Ram of the year at the Rabobank National Sheep Show, in Dubbo late August 2015.

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State Finalist - QLD Merino Pair 2015

Wilgunya Merino Stud was judged with the winning pair at Goondiwindi this week, the venue for the Queensland State Sheep show 2015. They will represent Queensland in the 2015 National Merino Pairs Competition at this year’s Australian Sheep & Wool Show at Bendigo in July.


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New President for AASMB

Mrs Georgina Wallace was elected unopposed to the top position of President of the Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders at the AGM held late last week in Melbourne. Mrs Wallace is the first Tasmanian Council member to hold the position of President. She is well supported by new Vice-President Mr Peter Meyer from South Australia and retiring President Mr Phil Toland from Victoria who was elected to the Treasurer’s role for the next twelve months.

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Merino Ewe Lifetime Productivity Project

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and the Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association (AMSEA) last week announced the beginning of 10 years of work to follow the expected 3,800 Merino ewes bred from a diverse array of 120 sires for up to seven years of age, with the first site at Harrow already off to a running start with 2015 joining completed.

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Successful Merino EID Workshop

A group of 10 participants from NSW and Victoria participated in the first of two pilot workshops held at Wagga Wagga, NSW last week, with a half day follow up on farm still to be arranged.

Service provider, Sally Martin, led the workshop over two days and covered topics of electronic tags, using equipment to capture data and then managing that data to make more informed decisions. Participants were also interested in how collecting data could be streamlined to assist in submission for MerinoSelect data analysis.

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