The Kerrilyn Merino Stud was founded in 1994 based on Belbourie and Wonga bloodlines. Since then most additions to the stud has been made by A.I. using top sires within the industry. In 2011 a Poll Merino stud was established with the purchase of 50 ewes and a ram at the Lewisdale dispersal sale W.A.
AIM OF STUD
Our aim is to breed big framed, fertile sheep with as much quality wool as possible. We are doing this by using top A.I. sires and testing and ranking all rams for wool and body traits. We also benchmark our quality and beliefs by showing at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show, Hamilton Sheep Vention, Hay Sheep Show, Marnoo State Field Day/Show and the Victorian Sheep Show, Ballarat and Natte Yallock Wool Show and are proud members of the Loddon Valley Field Day.
We test the quality of our stud and it effectiveness on the flock by entering wether trials. Both our flocks and clients flocks have been very successful in this venture
- Kerrilyn has a history of breeding heavy cutting productive sheep having won many most valuable fleece awards at the Australian sheep and wool Show Bendigo over the years. Kerrilyn's Fleece entries in 2023 at the Australian Wool Show Bendigo ranged from 21 Microns to 16.5 micron and picked up five fleece awards.
- At wether trials Kerrilyn and Kerrilyn blood sheep are most often the heaviest fleece weight teams and at the 2013 shearing of the Ovens Valley wether trial a Kerrilyn blood team had the most valuable and heaviest fleeces and were the biggest sheep off shears