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2015/14 News

Stick to good-doing Dohnes

WHEN Wayne and Sally Hawkins realised their Merino sheep were not performing, they knew something had to change. “They would cut wool, but they weren’t breeding the way we wanted them to,” Mr Hawkins said, who runs Circle H Farms, Frances, South Australia. Continue reading

Coonong backs Dohne decision

AT COONONG Station near Urana in southern NSW, Tom and Sophie Holt are running one of Australia’s largest commercial Dohne operations. Continue reading

Dohnes’ do-ability simplifies operation

Having an income from both wool and prime lamb attracted Clunes grazier Rod Seers to the Dohne breed. Mr Seers runs a flock of 2500 Dohnes at Clearview, in the Glengower district, having switched from Merinos five years ago. Continue reading

Muresk partners with Dohne breeders

Muresk students will learn firsthand about Dohne sheep breeding and care following the announcement of a partnership between the Western Australian Dohne Breeders Association and the agricultural education facility. Continue reading

Become a Dohne Commercial Member

“Becoming a member is easy and beneficial to your business”

As an existing or potential breeder of Dohnes, commercial membership
is a very inexpensive way of exposing yourself and your business to both
historical and up to date information about… Continue reading

Chance purchase pays off

THE chance purchase of a flock of 1400 F4 mated Dohne ewes from breeder Keith Henderson eight years ago gave Nyabing/Wagin farmer Graham Ball and his family a base for the profitable, easy care, prime lamb flock they were seeking at the time to replace their Merinos. Continue reading

Dohne Lambs Get up and Grow

"It's nice to get some away early and get that early cash flow from the peak prices." Continue reading

The Dohne Ewe – Maternal Breed of Choice

Best profits from sheep enterprises come from finding the right breed or breed combinations to achieve the desired product and market fit. Dohne ewes with their inbuilt qualities, characteristics and capabilities are gaining market share in both the Maternal and Self replacing scenarios. Continue reading

“Adapt or Die”

Cameron McMaster speaks about the needs of the wool industry. McMaster was one of the speakers during the planery titled "Adapt or die" at the World Merino Conference. Continue reading

Dohnes Deliver

SOUTHERN NSW mixed farmers Richard and Lesley Koschitzke switched from first-cross ewes to a self-replacing Dohne flock three years ago. Mr Koschitzke, Brocklesby, has been impressed with the robustness of the Dohne ewe, and he has doubled the income from his wool clip. Continue reading
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