The Merino Stud

The Winona Merinos

The Winona Merino Stud was founded in 1949 by Colin Seis’ father, Harry, but the Seis family has been continually breeding Merino sheep in Australia since the 1860’s when Nicholas Joseph Seis selected his first ewes and rams. He then started the wool growing tradition that has continued to this day. 

As a result, Winona has nearly a century and a half and five generations of knowledge to draw upon. It is this background of sheep breeding and husbandry, as well as property management skills that have moulded the Winona Merino into what it is today.  

The Winona merinos are a large sheep that carry heavy cutting, bold crimping, frine (18-19 micron) wool. In recent years greater importance has been placed on selecting and breeding sheep that are faster maturing and larger farmed but still producing long stapled, soft handling wool. 

Please note: Rams are available for purchase throughout the year with the main ram selling season from October to April. Wool test results are available with all rams sold. Ewes are also available to purchase throughout the year with the main purchase time being February to April. To find out more please contact me


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