White River Merinos

Welcome To

White River Merinos

Dual Purpose Merinos of the Highest Quality
About Us

The Beginning of White River Merinos

White River Merino Stud was founded on pure Collinsville blood in 1951. Only the very best Collinsville genetics have been introduced with several world record priced rams being purchased from the parent stud, coupled with select infusions from the most suitable leading Australian sires, enabling White River to cement a type for which it is renowned.

We have now succeeded in breeding a genuine White River blood type of animal.

Selection Criteria

At White River we are aiming towards bigger, plainer, freer types of animals to cater for modern day demands.

Our aim is to produce extra large framed correct structured animals with good fleshing qualities, carrying long stapled soft handling nourished wools on plain bodies. We have refrained from chasing trends and opted to produce our own unique superior quality Dual Purpose Merino by following these aims. Our clip average on fleece wools is 20 microns with a 72.5 yield. Our mature ewes cut 8-9 kg, Micron 21 Hoggets cut 7-8kg and micron 18 – 19 depending on the season. Bodyweights of 15 month old rams are from around 100 – 140 kgs and top breeding ewes around 100kgs.

Main Sires Used

White River, Collinsville and Wanganella. Wallaloo Park 112 semen was introduced in 2018.

White River, Moorundie, Collinsville, Old Ashrose, Nyowee, Boonoke and Moorundie Park. Glenlea Park 180173 semen was introduced in 2019.

News Updates

Latest Sale Reports and Articles

Thursday’s White River Merino and Poll Merino auction, August 4, saw the hammer fall at $24,000 for Lot 2 – a ram described by Elders Stud Stock, Tony Wetherall, as one which oozed size and quality that stood tall and proud.

The sale got off to a flying start with lots 1 to 10 setting the scene for the day –  lot 1 and 3 was purchased for $7500 and $10,500 respectively by new client Wise Family Trust, Katanning WA, via AuctionsPlus before lot 2 sold to repeat buyer NJ & EE MacCartney, of Coreen NSW, for $12,500 also via AuctionsPlus.

The Daniell family’s White River Merino and Poll Merino stud achieved another outstanding result at their 41st annual ram sale at Poochera. There was a full clearance of the 187 magnificent big bodied, heavy cutting White River rams, selling to a top of $15,000 and averaging $2469.

White River 45th Annual On-Property Sale
Thursday 8 August 2024

We have moved our sale to Wes and Jacqui's Farm. On-Property Sale will now be held at "EYRE PARK" 29765 Eyre Highway, Minnipa, SA