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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.


STUD CALENDAR

YANTA POLL MERINO & WHITE SUFFOLK RAM SALE 2018

Wednesday 29th August

  • Sale starts 2pm
  • Inspections from 12 noon
  • 80 White Suffolk Rams 12-14mths old
  • 40 Poll Merino Rams 13-14mths old

>> View 2018 Sale Catalogue
>> More Information 


 LATEST NEWS

July 2018 Newsletter

Our latest newsletter includes articles about:

  • Sire Purchases
  • Merino Wool Growth
  • Conferences and Field Days
  • Smart Shepherd
  • Yanta White Suffolks - Sires, Key Indicators & Previous Sale Results
  • Yanta Poll Merinos - Sires, Progeny Test Results for Current Sires & Previous Sale Results
  • Yanta On Property Sale -Wednesday 29th August 2018

>> Read our July 2018 Newsletter

2017 Yanta Sale Report

Near clearance at Tumby Bay ram sale

Stock Journal, 6 September 2017

YANTA stud achieved a near total clearance during its ram sale at Tumby Bay recently, with 101 of the 102 White Suffolk and Poll Merinos offered sold and both increasing in average...

>> Read Full Sale Report

WS top price

Photo Courtesy of the Stock Journal

One of the two top price White Suffolk Rams, Yanta 160165, sold to Zoe and Robert Proude for $2,600. Also pictured is Don Baillie, Julian Baillie and Brayden Southern (Elders).

The equal top price ram, Yanta 160136, was sold to G Telfer.
PWT 17.8, PEMD 1.5, C+ 209, LEQ 142.8

Poll Merino Top Price

Photo Courtesy of the Stock Journal

The top price Poll Merino ram, Yanta 161087, was sold to Mathew Carr for $3100. Also pictured is Don Baillie and Brayden Southern (Elders).


SIRE PURCHASES

2017 POLL MERINO SIRE PURCHASES

These sires will be part of the 2018 mating program.

Roemahkita 160018   "Chalmers"

Photo courtesy of the Stock Journal

This sire was bought in partnership at the Adelaide Ram Sale for $20,000.

Photo courtesy of the Stock Journal

Roemahkita 160018 won the Australian Merino All Purpose championship from more than 80 entries at Bendigo in July 2017. The meat judge said he was nearly structurally faultless. Wool judge, Ray Lewis, said he epitomised the modern merino with large muscle depth and loin, but plenty of free growing wool. Impressive plain poll (PP) with an even crimp from teeth to toe.

He also took out the Meat Fibre class in Adelaide September 2017.

Semen is currently available. Contact us for more information.

>> Click to View Pedigree and ASBV's

Kiandra 160064

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The top price ram at the On-Property sale.

Kiandra 160064 has an ASBV YWT of 10.0kg and rich lustrous white wool on a great plain body.

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Glenlea Park 011739 (AI)

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A thicker wool ram with terrific bone, perfect structure and rich, lustrous white wool.

Glenlea Park 011739 has a silky muzzle and a great temperament and personality. He is also PP.

Weighed at 120kg at 11 months of age and an ASBV YWT of 10.1kg.

Used by 15 other studs in Merino Select.

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2017 WHITE SUFFOLK SIRE PURCHASES

These sires will be part of the 2018 mating program.

Ashmore 160301

Ashmore 160301 - purchased in 2017

Son of Farrer 140188.

This sire was purchased for $10,000 at the Ashmore on-property sale. He was selected from the stud reserves. He has a great thick carcase and hindquarters and is the top 10% for PWEC along with a strong balance of other ASBV's, including a PWT of 17.7kg.

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Ashmore 170007

Ashmore 170007

Son of Ashmore 130305.

ET Lamb born in January 2017. Very correct structure and conformation, fantastic Lambplan figures and low BWT.

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Ashmore 130269 (AI)

Ashmore 130269

The stud believes this to be one of the best rams bred at Ashmore.

Ashmore 130269 has excellent production figures, eating quality and WEC ASBVs.

Used by 9 other studs in Lambplan and selected for the Superwhites Progeny Test.

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SEMEN SIRES

2017 WHITE SUFFOLK SEMEN SIRES

2017 Semen Sires will have progeny in our 2018 Sale.

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. 

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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.

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2017 MERINO SEMEN SIRES

2017 Semen Sires will have progeny in our 2018 Sale.

Collinsville

Collinsville Regal 130242

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

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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.

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 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.