Merino breeder always considers the future

Stephen Burns
By Stephen Burns
January 5 2022 - 7:00pm
Ross Wells looking with pride at the draft of stud rams to be offered during the 2021 on-property ram sale.
Willandra Merino stud, Jerilderie studmaster Ross Wells with his grandson Angus Heath and the top priced ram at the 2015 on-property ram sale. Purchased for $81,000 he was named The Governor-General.
Caroline Wells, Rowand Jameson and Ross Wells with Son of Barassi: The Governor General: Ross Wells in the early days: Barassi as a six year old: Wonga Tom as a five year old.

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From the heavy, thick skinned Merinos to the modern plainer bodied sheep, Ross Wells has seen it all during his lifetime in the stud Merino game.

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Stephen Burns

Stephen Burns

Journalist, Wagga Wagga

Jackaroo on Merino sheep studs in the Riverina, a lifetime working on the land with sheep, cropping and cattle. Graduate Charles Sturt Uni with degree in Business and a Dean's Certificate. Graduate C.B. Alexander Agricultural College