New Zealand Merino Stud Breeders' Society

The Society exists to ensure a united stud industry through collaborative work within the Regional Stud Breeders’ Associations.

The Society and Regional Stud Breeders’ Associations undertake:

  • Merino sheep selection workshops
  • Merino stud tours
  • Field days for new Merino growers
  • Merino management field days
  • Industry representation on animal health and welfare
  • Promotion of sheep sales
  • Dissemination of industry news and market information with newsletters
  • Research and promotion of Merino meat
  • Elimination of contamination in wool
  • Improving wool packaging standards
  • Introducing quality management systems to meet processor requirements
  • Organising competitions to promote and reward higher standards in Merino Sheep breeding management and presentation