• AWI Young Merino Breeders Workshop

    Stuart Hodgson and Wendy Ridgley from AWI conducted a Young Merino Breeders Workshop at The Yanko on Tuesday, 7 July. An enthusiastic group of 18 sheep breeders from the Jerilderie district who are now back on family farms or working on Stud/sheep breeding enterprises attended. Stuart ran through the history of the Merino and the breeds and traits that we see in the Merino today in Australia. Various ...

    Posted at August 15, 2020 | By : | Categories : News | 0 Comment
  • The Yanko Merino – Genetics that work

    Genetic trends - Merino select Our involvement in the MerinoLink DNA Stimulation Project is ongoing and with this Pedigree and Genomic information, we are able to benchmark The Yanko’s performance against the national Merino Flock. Looking at the MP+ index which best suits our breeding objectives, the graph below shows The Yanko 22.7 points ahead of the National Merino Average. With Michael Elmes’ assistance in selecting ...

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  • The year so far

    The first half of 2020 has brought consistent rainfall, a welcome relief from the big dry of 2019. We received a perfect Autumn break of regular rain through late March and April and by May we were surrounded by paddocks of fresh green growth. Pastures responded quickly given our lower stocking rates. Summer grasses along with native clover have provided a high quality feed source for the merino ewes in ...

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  • 2020 Merino and Poll Merino Open Day

    PRE-SALE OPEN DAY - 2 September, 2020 The Yanko invites you to a private inspection of our 2020 Merino and Poll Merino sale rams. All Ram Sale lots will be penned with figures. View our ram auction line up and speak with our team.When: Wednesday 2 September from 9am to 4pm. Where: Inspections will take place at The Yanko woolshed yards. Follow us on

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  • 2020 Events

    The Yanko Merino Stud will be displaying merino and poll merinos at the following events in 2020. 2 September - The Yanko On-Property Open Day All Ram Sale lots will be available for inspection from 10am at the Woolshed yards. Rams will be penned with their figures alongside pens of ewes. Click here for more information.  24 September - The Yanko On-Property Ram Sale80 Horned and Poll RamsInspections from 10amSale commencing 12.30pm Due ...

    Posted at January 14, 2020 | By : | Categories : News | 0 Comment
  • Opening of the restored Old Store at the Yanko

    Celebrating restoration of Yanko Station’s Old Store and discover life on a remote station before trucks and trains. Self-sufficiency was essential on remote pastoral stations before trucks and trains regularly delivered produce to the Riverina. The recently restored Old Store at Yanko Station, north of Jerilderie, is a classic example of the level of self-sufficiency required. Join us on Monday 21 October for an open day to celebrate the restoration of the Old Store and installation of ...

    Posted at October 16, 2019 | By : | Categories : News | 0 Comment