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At Yanta we run a Poll Merino Sheep Stud and a White Suffolk Sheep Stud. Every year we conduct a ram auction where the best of both breeds are sold on the same day through a ring selling system. Surplus rams are available for purchase after the sale. We are located in the hills close to the coast near Tumby Bay, a locality that enjoys a very moderate climate with lovely views.


 LATEST NEWS

2017 WHITE SUFFOLK SEMEN SIRES

We have received semen from the following two of the top performance tested rams in Australia to use in 2017.

Ashmore 130305 Structurally correct and outstanding performance. ASBVs – moderate birth weight, rapid growth and excellent worm resistence. Selected for the Superwhites progeny test.

 

Ashmore 130305.

Structurally correct and outstanding performance. ASBVs – moderate birth weight, rapid growth and excellent worm resistence. Selected for Superwhites progeny test. 

>> View Pedigree and ASBVs

 

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Bundara Downs 122261

Bundara Downs 2013 keeper ram (outcross), well balanced and structured ram & best scanned Bundara Downs ram at Hamilton Show 2013.
Will be using in the 2017 SuperWhites breeding program.

>> View Pedigree and ASBVs

 

 

2017 MERINO SEMEN SIRES

We have received semen from the following two outstanding sires to use in 2017.

Collinsville

Collinsville Regal 130242

Sold for $66,000 at 2014 Adelaide Ram Sale. Extremely well balanced, fantastic structure with superb quality medium wool.

>> View Pedigree and ASBVs

 

Poll-Boonoke

Poll Boonoke 150026

Stud sire retained at stud. Has terrific conformation and outlook with thick medium wool showing excellent style and crimp. A true dual purpose Merino.

> View Pedigree and ASBVs

 

 

2016 SIRE PURCHASES

Both of these sires will be part of the 2017 mating program.

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White Suffolk ram, 150096, purchased from the Ashmore stud at the Elite Ram Sale, Adelaide Show 2016.

>> View Pedigree and ASBVs

PWWT    17.2
PFAT       -0.4
PEMD     2.0
C+           207

 

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White Suffolk ram, 150450, purchased from the Ramsay Park stud at the Elite Ram Sale, Adelaide Show 2016.
1st in pair of rams, July – September drop, Adelaide Show 2016

>> View Pedigree and ASBVs

PWWT    16.3
PFAT       -0.7
PEMD     1.8
C+           205

 


2016 YANTA SALE REPORT

Bidders push Yanta auction to $3600 peak

Stock Journal, September 08, 2016

DESPITE the absence of several volume buyers, Yanta studmaster Don Baillie was please with his 29th annual Poll Merino & White Suffolk ram sale at Tumby Bay on Wednesday last week. New buyers of both breeds helped achieve a satisfactory clearance, with a new on-property high of $3600 for a Poll Merino…

>> Read full sale report

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Top price White Suffolk ram, sold to Ian Proude for $2,400
PWWT 17kg      C+ 200

 

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Top price Poll Merino ram, sold to Mark Noonan for $3600
YWT 7.8kg

 


 JULY 2016 Newsletter

Our latest newsletter includes articles about:

  • China Trip
  • Markets and ASVB’s
  • Ram Presentation
  • Pre-Sale Ram Display
  • Yanta White Suffolks
  • Yanta Poll Merinos
  • Yanta On Property Sale

>> Read our July 2016 newsletter


Elders China Trip 2016

>> READ ALL NEWS


 OUR BREEDING AIMS

Poll Merinos

  • To breed easy care sheep whose offspring produce more dollars by increased wool quantity and growth rate.
  • To breed sheep with white, nourished, long stapled wool that handles well with structurally correct conformation.
  • Use ASBVs to aid, by measurement, analysis of the breeding worth of the sheep.
  • Progeny test all sires used in ram breeding.

White Suffolks

  • To breed rams whose offspring have high growth rate and have structurally correct conformation.
  • Use ASBVs to aid, by measurement, analysis of the breeding worth of the sheep.
  • To increase eye muscle and fat depth measurements.
  • Breed for low birth weight.
  • Selecting for meat eating qualities.

STUD CALENDAR

YANTA POLL MERINO & WHITE SUFFOLK RAM SALE 2017

Wednesday 30th August