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WELCOME TO YANTA

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

2019 Newsletter

Our latest newsletter includes articles about our recent sire purchases, merino wool growth, conferences, smart shepherd and the latest on our White Suffolk and Poll Merino rams. Our sale will be Wednesday the 28th August.

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2018 Poll Merino Purchases

Yanta Sheep Stud has recently purchased Mernowie 170432 and semen from Leahcim 152775 for the 2019 mating program.

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2018 New White Suffolk Sires

During 2018, Yanta has acquired two new Ashmore rams, 170246 and 170715, as well as semen from Farrer 160068 and Woolumbool 173980 for the 2019 mating program.

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ABOUT YANTA

As printed in the 2019 Merino and Poll Merino Annual Directory

We are situated near the coast in the hills north-west west of Tumby Bay the country and climate well suited for breeding Merino sheep.

We have been breeding rams since 1987 investing in top quality genetics through AI especially over the last few years. Our aim is to breed white nourished wool on sheep that are productive, profitable and fast growing. We have been part of Merino Select for the last 12 years that involves extensive performance recording with our primary focus on increasing clean fleece weight and growth rate. Using ASBVs has helped us achieve this objective not only in our flock but in selecting outside sires for our stud. The importance of visual assessment is a vital part of our selection process.

Purchases 2018

Purchased sires of late that more than fulfil those objectives are Roemakita 160018 , Mernowie 170432 a ram purchased for $10,000 at the recent RAS ram sale and Kiandra 160064. AI sires used in 2018 were Collinsville 130242, Poll Boonoke 150026 and Glenlea Park 011739. All rams have ASBVs between 18.5 and 29.6% for CFW and 6.0 and 9.4kg for YWT (growth rate). This year we will have rams from Roemakita 160018 on display at Wudinna and our on-propery sale on 28 August 2019. Paul Cousins assists classing and cataloguing the rams, with ex-shearer Julian Webb involved with stud management.


 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.