At Merryville we have always strived to produce a
sheep of sound constitution which has the ability to cut the most
wool possible and which is resistant to fleece rot. Our formula
to achieve this productivity is 'weight in relation to micron in
relation to wool type'.
We work closely with our buyers to identify their desired wool
types and then breed as much of that wool type on our sheep as we
can. These wool types are different for the different micron
ranges. The emphasis on length, staple, crimp frequency and tip
changes as the wool type gets stronger ie. 17 micron to 20 micron.
Objective measurement is not a new thing at Merryville stud. Our
stud sires have been fleece weighed for the past 90 years while
micron testing has been in use for the past 25 years. In addition
to this we continually benchmark ourselves at shows, wether trials
and multi-vendor sales across Australia.
Merryville Stud sheep have a high performance level of production,
which we will continue to maintain. Together with increased
fertility, wool cuts and body weight within our wool type, we are
aiming to produce a performance driven sheep that will provide long
term profitable results for our clients.
Since 1985 we have won 28 individual wether trials, achieved five
Sydney Show Supreme awards and have been awarded Most Successful
Exhibition at Goulburn, Sydney, Melbourne and Dubbo for six successive
The performance and wool sale results achieved by our clients provide
a good testimony to our breeding objectives and regularly our clients
are seen at the top of their field. We feel Merryville Stud is maintaining
its position as the parent stud of the fine wool industry in Australia.