• 2019 On Property Ram Sale

    Thursday 26 September 2019 Inspections from 10am Sale commencing at 12.30pm

    For enquiries or to receive a catalogue please contact:

    Hugh Cameron: 02 69561142 or 0427 561142 Ian Cameron: 0427 561140 Email: Classer Michael Elmes: 0429 847 552

    Posted on August 11, 2019
  • Client Story – Merits of the Merino

    The Yanko have been providing rams to a client at Dirranbandi since 2000, and in that time they have survived the millennium drought, floods in 2016 and very dry years since. The following very positive email we received early this year shows how with good management there is so much to be gained from running Merinos!

    “We had some slight relief in Oct (30m) and Nov (47m), however little in December has put paid to that. Ended the year with 195m on the back of 241m for 2017 (Av 465m). Would like to report some excellent results for our sheep during this difficult year. We did not join our Maiden ewes and ran them at our 2nd property at 1 sheep to 10 acres (normally 1:3), they were not fed and cut 7 kgs wool and 90% were in score 2-3 condition. The Merino Ewe is an amazing animal and given ‘area’ impressive what she can produce.

    Our 3-4 yo ewes here weaned 102% lambs to ewes joined and also cut 7kgs wool, they were fed, and are still being fed. These ewes are strong and have gone ahead since shearing. Again we are impressed with these ewes ability to produce in very trying conditions, at the peak we were feeding them 3 kgs Barley & 1 kg Cottonseed/hd/week.

    Seasonal outlook is not good so we are again selling down, X/B lambs went this morning, next to go our Wether Weaners and Cull 2T Ewes.”

    We read this with great interest and admiration and know the dedication and passion this breeder has for his breeding enterprise. The feedback on great wool cuts, fertility and constitution of these progeny from The Yanko bloodline is truly heartening and we thought too good not to share.

    Posted on August 11, 2019
  • Vale Ian Cameron Senior and Colin Lewis


    Ian Cameron Senior


    It is with great sadness that my father, Ian Cameron died in May this year at the great age of 91. One of his proudest achievements was purchasing The Yanko in 1976, improving infrastructure and producing high quality sheep and cattle. He commenced breeding rams and The Yanko Stud was formed in 1989. His great love of the Riverina country and breeding merinos continued to be his interest and focus, always keen to know when the ‘Ram Sale is coming up’

    Colin Lewis


    Our valuable and dedicated employee of 40 years, Colin Lewis, lost his battle with cancer earlier this year. We honour his legacy here at The Yanko of great mechanical knowledge, welding and all-round efficiency executed with precision and neatness. He is missed by us all.






    Posted on August 11, 2019
  • 2019 Events

    27 June (11.00-1.30 pm) Elders Riverina Merino On-Property Open Field Day

    19-21 July Display at Australian Sheep and Wool Show, Bendigo

    3 September Display at South West Slopes Stud Merino Field Day

    26 September The Yanko On-Property Ram Sale

    Posted on May 1, 2019
  • 2018 Ram Sale Report

    From left Michael Elmes, Smart Stock, Brett Povey, SBBL, Cooma, Lawrence Clifford, Berridale and Ian Cameron, The Yanko

    The Yanko had a complete clearance of 72 Merino and Poll Merino rams for overall average price of $2,541.67 at the on property sale.

    The top price of $9,250 was paid for Lot 3, a May/June 2017 drop Merino ram sired by The Yanko Enfield and purchased by Lawrence and Melissa Clifford, Bindaree Merinos, Berridale. With the highest GFW% in the sale, the ram measured 18 micron, SD of 3.3 and 99.9 percent comfort factor on a structurally correct frame. Mr Clifford has seen the ram at South West Slopes Stud Merino field day at Harden and immediately taken by the ram’s structure, constitution and quality of fleece. He said he believes the ram will be of great benefit in lifting the productivity of his stud flock.

    The sire, The Yanko Enfield is the leading sire for CFW% in the Sire Evaluation at the Jugiong site.

    Volume buyers were Bungeeltap Pty Ltd, Macedon who purchased nine rams to top price of $5,000 and average of $3,583: Clare Partners, Clare Station, Balranald, 11 rams for $1,250 apiece and Curry Farming, Illabo, 8 rams for $1,656 average. Other significant prices also included $5,500 twice paid by Nauvess Pty Ltd., Longwood and Green Valley Prop., Eurongilly and $4,500 purchase made by Roberts Wool, Evandale, Tasmania on behalf of a client.

    Considering the very dry times it was most heartening to see many new and return buyers from New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland and thanks go to all bidders and underbidders.

    Posted on October 30, 2018
  • 2018 Ram Sale Catalogue

    Click here to download the 2018 Ram Sale catalogue.

    Posted on September 17, 2018