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White River Merinos

Events

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

Sale and Inspection day to be held at
“EYRE PARK”
29765 Eyre Highway Minnipa SA 5654

On-Property Inspection Day 2nd August MINNIPA, SA at "EYRE PARK"

45th White River On-Property Ram Sale
THURSDAY 8 AUGUST 2024

2023 Featured Rams

White River Lot 1

First son offered by Moorundie 061. This ram displays typical traits of this family with his plain body and fibre/meat qualities. He has excellent purity, poll factor and a white crimpy medium wool on a safe body – he makes an ideal sale starter! PP Gene.

White River Lot 2

This ram has been a standout since a ram lamb. Coming from the successful “Smithy” family he is sure to impress. He has a exceptional length of body with a good topline and stands square front and back. He is covered with a extra long stapled white crimpy sires wool suitable for all areas. This ram also has excellent poll factor and purity.

White River Lot 3

A tall long bodied ram with a good conformation. He has an exceptional wool growing skin that produces long stapled lustrous deeply crimped sirey wool. His pedigree is exemplary.

White River Lot 4

A very well covered ram, strong pure silky muzzle, fault free body, with a long stapled crimpy well nourished wool.

White River Lot 13

Well made with a fault free safe square body, with width through the chest, rib cage and hind quarters. He has a good head and horn setting and skin purity. Well covered with bright medium wool with good colour and nourishment.

White River Lot 14

Very tall, extremely long bodied and fault free. Well covered with long stapled medium white wool.

Previous Events

2022 43rd Annual on-property Auction

Last year’s record price of $23,000 has been beaten. There was a full clearance of the 160 magnificent big bodied, free growing, white wooled, White River rams – selling to a top of $24,000 a new stud on property record and averaging $3270.

2021 42nd Annual on-property Auction

A new record has been set for White River Poll Merino and Merino Stud after their top ram sold for $23,000 at last Thursday’s sale. Celebrating their 42nd annual sale, the top ram drew strong bidding and was purchased by the Murdoch family at North Cowie, Warooka.  

2020 41st Annual on-property Auction

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.

2019 40th Annual on-property Auction

The Daniell family’s 40th annual White River Merino and Poll Merino ram sale at Poochera produced a very fitting and celebratory result, achieving the stud’s highest ever average price.

Stud Show Results

While not chasing show ribbons the Stud is honoured to win them when they come along.

2022 Eyre Peninsula Field Day

Great day out for White River at the EPSMBA Pre sale expo with White River – WR11067; Winner of the Curtis’s award & Elders Eyre Peninsula Champion Hogget Ram and also taking out
Second place.

SUCCESS AT HAY MERINO SHEEP SHOW

We had an extremely successful day at the 70th Hay Merino Sheep Show at the weekend.
A White River Poll Merino Ram won the Riverina Wool Australian Champion Hogget Ram award from a line up of 40 entrants across three states: SA, Vic and NSW.
The Riverina Wool Champion Ram is a Grandson of a Moorundie Park ram purchased by White River at the Adelaide Ram Sale in 2017, and from a daughter of Old Ashrose 594 purchased for $27,000 in 2015.
A White River Stud Ewe also won the Nutrien Ag Solutions Champion Hogget Merino Ewe from an impressive lineup of entrants.
Further results include:
· Champion Strong Wool March Shorn Ewe
· Reserve Champion Strong Wool March Shorn Ewe
· Champion March Shorn Ewe
· Winner of the pen of three ewe weaners
We look forward to taking a selection of our White River Merino and Poll Merino Rams to the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo on the 15-17 July.
We will be displaying at Bendigo our recently awarded Riverina Champion Ram of the Year as well as top sons by Wallaloo Park 226 (Sold in 2020 for $75,000 at the Adelaide Ram Sale) as well as grand progeny from our hugely successful WR 881 family.
Thank you to the Hay Merino Sheep Show organisers, judges and sponsors for running such a fantastic event.

2018 Eyre Peninsula Field Day

White River won the 2018 Elders Eyre Peninsula Champion Hogget Ram of The Year Award at the recent EP Stud Merino Breeders Pre Sale Merino and Poll Merino Expo at Wudinna with Poll ram WR 881 sired by Moorundie NE8 and from Kulkami family ewe – Ridgway stud.

Pictured from Left – Michael and Graham Curtis from Curtis’ – Sponsor of the Award, Judge – Justin Boughen of Kamora Netley Park stud and Wes Daniell of White River Stud holding WR 881, the 2018 Elders EP Champion Hogget Ram of The Year.

The Daniell family were placed 1st and 3rd in the Elders EP Champion Hogget Ram of the Year.

Pictured in the photo are Claire, Wes and John Daniell from White River.

2018 Hay Merino Sheep Show

White River won the coveted Champion Hogget Merino Ewe award – a cash prize of $1500.
The embryo transfer bred ewe was sired by WR 733, a son of Collinsville Premier, purchased for $34,000 in 2013.
Her Mother was from the Nyowee 134 family.
White River had an outstanding day at Hay collecting many ribbons with their team of 4 rams and 2 ewes and indeed stood 2nd and 4th in the line up 45 entries from 3 states in the Riverina Wool Australian Riverina Champion Hogget ram class, an effort we are really proud of.
The ram placed 2nd WR 881 was subsequently awarded the Elders EP Hogget Ram of the Year a month later.

Pictured with the 2018 Champion Hogget Merino Ewe is Wes Daniell White River co principal.

John & Wes Daniell are pictured with White River 546 after being sashed as the 2017 Riverina Wool Australian Champion Hogget Ram. Also pictured is Mark Bazeley representing the major sponsors, Riverina Wool, Echuca.

Above photo courtesy of Stephen Burns, Fairfax Media, NSW.

2017 Hay Merino Sheep Show

The Daniell Family had a major triumph at the 2017 Hay Sheep Show, repeating their 2016 outstanding success.

They won the main class at this now major Merino show where over 400 sheep entered by major studs and commercial producers from 3 states were lined up for competition.

it was White River’s Poll Merino ram, WR 546 that came out on top in the most important class, the Riverina Wool Australian Champion Hogget ram class, winning $5000 for doing so.

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Glorious Return: Michelle Cousins, Burra, sashes the champion March-Shorn Merino ram from the White River stud Poochera.  Also pictured are Claire, Wes and John Daniell and Ali Brands (second from right). 

Above picture courtesy of Catherine Miller Stock, Stock Journal.

2016 Royal Adelaide Show

White River Stud made a triumphant return to the Royal Adelaide Show with a heavy cutting medium wool ram, winning it’s way through the March shorn classes.

The May 2015- drop ram – Venus 55 was the Hogget Ram of the Year at Hay, NSW, in June and has continued to grow, weighing 143 kilograms prior to the show.

The 21.5 micron ram, by home-bred sire Venus 80, had wool tests of 2.9 standard deviation, 13.5 coefficient of variation and 99.4 per cent comfort factor. It will be retained as a stud sire.

2016 Hay Merino Sheep Show

White River 50049, “Venus”, was the winner of the 2016 “Riverina Wool Australian Champion Hogget Merion Ram” award.

2010 Royal Adelaide Show

White River “Kaldoonera” won the Supreme Champion Merino or Poll Merino Ram or Ewe award – The first time that an autumn shorn grand champion had won that award.

More Show Results

  •  Hay Merino Sheep Show 2010 – (June) Won the ‘Riverina Wool Australian Champion Hogget Merino Ram’ award. The dual purpose event – pen of 3 ram weaners.
  • Eyre Peninsula Field Day:
    1998 – EP Ram of the Year & EP Hogget Ram of the Year
    1999 – EP Ram of the Year & EP Hogget Ram of the Year
    (recess until 2004)
    2004 – EP Ram of the Year & Elders Champion Pen of Three young rams.
    2005 – EP Ram of the Year & Elders Champion Pen of Three Young Rams
    2006 – EP Ram of the Year & Elders Champion Pen of Three Young Rams.
    2007 – Elders EP Hogget Ram of the Year & Farmers Choice Pen of Three Young Rams
    2008 – Elders EP Hogget Ram of The Year & Farmers Choice Pen of Three Young Rams
    2009 – Elders EP Hogget Ram of The Year & The Farmers Choice Pen Of Three Young Rams
    2010 – Elders Champion Hogget Ram of The Year
    2011 – Elders Champion Hogget Ram of The Year
    2012 Elders Champion Hogget Ram of The Year – click here for overview & photos
    2013 Elders EP Champion Hogget Ram of The year – click here for overview & photos
    2014 Elders EP Champion Hogget Ram of The Year – click here for overview and photo.
    2018 Elders EP Champion Hogget Ram of The Year 
  • SA Stud Merino Field Days – Burra: (March)
    1991 -WR Apollo 84 -SA Ram of the Year
    1999 – WR Regent 11 – SA Ram of the Year
    2005 – Hayman 63 – SA Ram of the Year
    2006 – Commonwealth 34 – SA Ram of the Year
  • 2006 – SA Ram of the Year and Ram and Ewe Pair of the Year
    White River – Winner – Group of Five, 3 Merino Rams & 2 Ewes to represent SA at Katanning Sheep Show July 2006.
  • 1999 – White Rivers Regent 11 won Australian Supreme Merino Ram award, enough said.