The Top Sire Annual

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The Top Sire is the Annual Journal of the NSW SMBA, including the QLD Merino Stud
Sheepbreeders' Association. If you would like to receive this journal please email your
request to:

Current and past issues of The Top Sire can be viewed online

Click the relevant cover photo, or heading, to view the edition in Adobe Acrobat format.


The Top Sire 2017-18

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 Top Sire Cover 2017 2018


  •  NSW Merinos Lead teh way with brucellosis
  •  ASAWS Prompts new family within Alfoxton Stud
  •  Wool style wins bookham
  •  Introducing the Merino Lifetime Productivity Project
  •  Training Programs get young people into ag
  •  Supply vs Demand
  •  Merinos performing at "Ayrston"
  •  Merino Boom
  •  Merino's have been successful for us
  •  Is shearing more than once a year worth it?
  •  Eradication of Wild Dogs in Clusters






The Top Sire 2016-17


TTS Cover Pic 2016 2017 Featuring:
  • Introducing your new President
  • Know your Numbers
  • NSW SMBA Trust funding
  • Breeding and feding the ultimate money makers
  • Midstate's magic move
  • Lowes on a high in Crookwell
  • Three out of three for the Chapmans
  • The professional sheepclasser
  • Honour for Bill Benjamin


 The Top Sire 2015-16


TTS 2015 Cover Featuring:
  • Sheep Show supports Camp Quality Trek
  • New Federal leader
  • NSW SMBA Trust funding
  • Merino Wool - still the best game in town
  • The ewe rules
  • Polls reign at GSSM
  • Fat and fertility focus lifts profits
  • Raw Data - Simple and accurate
  • Trigger Vale's sheep farmers of the year
  • Hazeldean 1865-2015
  • One woman wool mill



The Top Sire 2014-15 (118pp)


TTS 2014-2015 Cover  


  • Tara Park - doubly supreme
  • Encouraging future wool industry leaders
  • Excitement of Wool Charne
  • How the Farmers of the Year farm
  • The woolshed
  • On tour in South Africa

The Top Sire 2013-14 (128pp)


  • Two supremes to Merryville Merino stud
  • Once, a splendid coin
  • Featuring Merinos at Dubbo
  • Monsieur Keamy Merino knight
  • Merritop wins 2013 Peppin-Shaw
  • New research promotion group
  • Cheap insurance when shearing
  • Wool for wings
  • Pooginook embraces science

The Top Sire 2012-13 (132pp)


  • Shalimar Park’s historic Sydney win
  • Historic Willandra 150 year celebrations
  • Reports on all major NSW Merino shows and sales
  • The Top Twenty NSW ram and semen sales
  • NSW schools take up Merino Wether Challenge
  • Merino Ewe Competition results
  • Merinos outperforming wheat, cattle and prime lambs
  • On-property sale results and tops of the season

The Top Sire 2011 (100pp)


  • Nerstane’s Sydney Supreme
  • Wrap-up of Sydney, Dubbo and Canberra (GSSM) shows
  • 60th Hay Sheep Show
  • The Top Twenty NSW ram and semen sales
  • Record Merino flock price
  • Buying rams – you get what you pay for
  • Merino Ewe Competition results
  • On-property sale results and tops of the season

The Top Sire 2010 (96pp)


  • Merryville’s 10th Sydney Supreme and 24th Stonehaven Cup
  • Merino – the dominant breeding ewe
  • Self-replacing flocks on top in gross margins
  • 50 years of Dubbo National Ram Sale
  • The State’s major Merino shows and sales
  • NSW Merino ewe competitions
  • Poll Merino resurgence
  • On-property sale results and tops of the season