Wellwood Merino Stud lies at the foot of the Sneeuberg mountains to the North of the Karoo town of Graaff-Reinet, on the farm bearing its same name. Wellwood is one of the oldest and most respected Merino studs in the country. Since the stud’s establishment in 1838, six generations of Rubidge sons, with the dedicated support and encouragement of their families, have aimed to consistently breed outstanding Merino sheep. 


100 -150 Rams sold annually

Mostly out of hand off the farm during March, with a select string of rams offered at the annual Merino SA National

Ram Sale


Wellwood Farm

Established in 1838, Wellwood is one of the oldest Merino studs in the country.

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Wellwood Stud

All Wellwood stud rams and ewes begin their lives on extensive veld conditions.

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Farmers Weekly

The legacy of the Wellwood Merino stud.

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Karoo Ranching

Wellwood Merino Stud.