Wanganella Merino Stud


AFA Newsletter - 15/07/2017


The new AFA Stud Manager, Shannon Mitchell, has hit the ground running with the start of shearing and fleece weighing of the 2017 drop rams coinciding with his first day at AFA. Originally from Hay, Shannon comes to us from the Haddon Rig Stud, where he has been the Overseer for the past 7 years. Shannon brings a practical commercial outlook to the Stud Team; we look forward to the role he will play for the business and to introducing him to our Clients over the coming months. Shannon is replacing Angus Munro, who after 6 years as Stud Manager, is a making a move to the Mendooran district to join his fiancé, Ro Sweeney, on a family property. Fortunately Angus will remain an integral part of the AFA Stud Team; he is taking up a consultancy role as AFA Stud Breeding Manager and will continue to have a very strong connection with the Wanganella and Poll Boonoke Sheep and Clients. Angus will accompany AFA Sheep to Shows and remains a point of contact for the AFA Stud Business. Angus will also be available for additional flock classing work.

Shannon Mitchell ~ 0488 601 603 /

Angus Munro ~ 0437 929 195 /

Angus Munro & Shannon Mitchell
Boonoke Woolshed, 9 April 2018


Justin Campbell will be attending the 10th World Merino Conference to be held in Uruguay 12 – 13 April 2018. In the lead up to the conference Justin has been part of an Elders Wool Growers Tour group that has toured Argentina before heading to Uruguay to join in with pre conference tour activities.

Visiting Tecka Merino Stud while in Argentina has been a highlight of the tour for Justin. Tecka have sourced genetics from the AFA Studs since 2006 and Justin was able to see their most recent ram purchase, Wanganella 150931, in his new home and inspect the first lambs, including the first from their Poll Boonoke 150026 semen import, as Tecka have also moved into Poll Merino breeding.

Justin Campbell with W150931 and
Tecka Stud Manager Carlos Moralejo
at Estancia Tecka, Patagonia, Argentina,
April 2018.


The Wanganella & Poll Boonoke Ram Auction will be held on WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2018 at Boonoke, Conargo.