• Save the date: 2021 On-Property Ram Sale

    Thursday 23 September, 2021 | 90 Rams

    Inspections from 10am Auction commencing at 12.30pm

    Location: The Yanko, Jerilderie NSW

    The Auction will be available live on Auctions Plus.

    Due to limited travel across NSW and Victoria this year we welcome private inspections prior to the sale. To organise an inspection please contact Stud Manager, Ian Cameron on 0427 561 140.

    Posted on August 9, 2021
  • 2021 Newsletter

    An exceptional sheep breeding year

    The 2020 season at The Yanko provided an exceptional sheep breeding year for which we are seeing the benefits of in our sheep flock. At general shearing in March the 1,050 Stud and 4,600 Commercial ewes, together with 2,600 ewe weaners all presented in excellent condition, with wool cuts up and the ewes in great lambing condition.

    Rains in late March carried us through a dry Autumn and early Winter, but by May we were feeding all ewes. Rain in June has given the season a positive outlook with clovers growing well and lots of healthy lambs. In the maiden ewes, 101% lambs were marked to ewes joined.

    Here is a snippet of what is included:

    Report on the year so farET and AI programsMP+ Index averages by year2020 on-property ram sale results

    Read the 2021 Newsletter

    Posted on August 9, 2021
  • 2021 Events

    The Yanko Merino Stud will be displaying merino and poll merinos at the following events in 2021.

    16-18 JulyDisplay at Australian Sheep and Wool Show, Bendigo

    September (Date TBC) – 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.  

    September (Date TBC)Display at South West Slopes Stud Merino Field Day

    23 September – The Yanko On-Property Ram Sale80 Horned and Poll RamsInspections from 10amSale commencing 12.30pm 

    For all enquiries or to receive a catalogue please contact:Ian Cameron: 0427 561140Hugh Cameron: 02 69561142 or 0427 561142Email:

    Posted on March 24, 2021
  • 2020 Ram Sale Results

    Thank you to all buyers and underbidders

    David Welsh, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Euroa and Ian Cameron with the top priced ram purchased by Nauvess Pty Ltd, Longwood, Victoria.

    The Cameron family would like to thank all buyers and underbidders for their support at the On-Property Ram Sale on Thursday 24 September, 2020.

    The dual-purpose ability of The Yanko’s Merino Rams is again shown to be important as wool continues to be hit. The rams were selected based on their high fleece weight with commensurate data and good body weight. There was an increased offering of 90 rams, up on last year’s count of 80. 89 of 90 sold to a top of $5750 and an average of $2400. This was an average price increase of $300 from 2019. The top priced ram was purchased by return clients Nauvess Pty Ltd, Longwood, Victoria.

    Rams were sold into four states with a number of new buyers and strong competition throughout the catalogue.

    We wish all buyers all the best with their purchases and look forward to hearing how they perform.

    Elizabeth Cameron, David Gregory, North Coree, Jerilderie and Ian Cameron.

    Posted on September 25, 2020
  • Ram Sale interfaced with AuctionsPlus

    This year The Yanko will be providing all interested buyers and stakeholders the opportunity to bid and follow the auction live online with AuctionsPlus in conjunction with the on-property sale on Thursday 24 September, 2020. This will give all stakeholders the ability to follow live updates from what is happening on the ground.

    The full sale catalogue of 80 Merino and Poll Merino Rams on offer, including video footage, photographs of the clip and figures of each individual lot is online now. 

    Click the link the below to view the sale on AuctionsPlus. Inspect each ram and save your favourite lots prior to next week.

    View the sale

    The Yanko On-Property Ram Sale – Thursday 24 September, 2020Inspections from 10am, sale commencing at 12.30pm.

    Please note: All new registered AuctionsPlus buyers are required to completed Buyer Induction Training prior to bidding. AuctionsPlus recommends that all intending bidders have completed their registrations training 24 hours prior to auction.

    2020 Sale Rams

    Posted on September 18, 2020
  • Review from the stud manager Ian Cameron

    Read Ian Cameron’s opinions on the industry and projections for the future.

    We have catalogued 80 rams from a range of new and existing sires, with high fleece weight, growth and structural soundness, all of which should be highly profitable for a commercial flock. All rams have received a 15K Genomic Test as well as having a large amount of raw data collected for profit driving traits.

    With the first half of the year bringing the best Autumn break seen in the district for many years, and wide spread rain across the Eastern States, the season has shaped up to be a memorable one. This has been capped off with a well-timed rainfall event in early August, topping up the moisture profile to give a great start to spring. Having spoken to many people about their innovative feeding systems used to maintain breeding ewes, I am sure many are capitalising on these ideal growing conditions to regenerate depleted pasture and fodder reserves and provide the country with some much needed respite. All should be commended for their commitment to breeding top quality sheep in tough environmental conditions. While these positives are hard to enjoy with the current outlook for COVID-19, they have left the regions in a much better position than 12 months ago.

    Looking forward, the MLA Sheep Industry Projections show positives. As restocker demand outbids processors for the limited supply pool, prices are expected to remain constant while mature sheep slaughter rates are forecast to decline by 30% in 2020. The Sheep Projections report highlights that the impact of COVID-19 on Australian Sheepmeat demand has been sheltered when compared to other sectors, given the central role lamb and mutton play in a broad mix of cultures and cuisines. This allows theassumption to be that sheep and lamb prices will remain strong with fewer lambs available for slaughter, strong demand for breeding stock, a low A$ and limited competition from New Zealand.

    The dual purpose ability of our Merinos is again shown to be important as wool continues to be hit hard. We are still very optimistic about the future of the fibre and believe it to have a strong position in the textile industry. This is in part due to the great work of the AWI to position the wool as the clean, green alternative as it opens up new demand.

    – Ian Cameron

    Posted on September 10, 2020