White River Merinos
Dual Purpose Merinos of the Highest Quality
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.
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, Moorundie, Collinsville, Old Ashrose, Nyowee, Boonoke and Morrundie Park. Glenlea Park 180173 semen was introduced in 2019.
Latest Sale Reports and Articles
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.