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Australian Sheep And Wool Show

THE DOHNE Pavilion will be a buzz of activity for sheep breeders and interested visitors with a big showing of first class Dohne genetics all under the one roof. Continue reading

History Of The Dohne

SINCE ITS inception (South Africa 1939) the aim of the Dohne has been well defined, with the breeding objective to improve meat, wool and reproductive traits.

The initial cross was between a Peppin Merino and the German Mutton Merino. This… Continue reading

The Ethics of breeding Dohne Sheep


Processor’s Vertically Integrated Enterprise

Average daily gains are 350 grams across the 45-50 day feed period. Mr Peat has been impressed with the Dohne’s easy care traits, fertility and mothering ability. Continue reading

Dohne Merino In Uruguay

THE PRE-TOUR and International Dohne Conference takes place in Uruguay from 16 to 20 April 2018, will be followed by a post Conference tour through Argentina and Chile from 23 to 29 April. Continue reading

Dohne Flock Leads The Way In Certification

AN AUSTRALIAN Dohne flock is leading the way in ethically raised and produced wool by selling one of the first clips offered under the international Responsible Wool Standard. Continue reading

Dohnes Push Gross Margin In Low Rainfall

“The Dohne is the most profitable in varied locations, which is not surprising given their dual purpose nature”. Continue reading

Dohnes Utilise Feed Better

“Dohne lambs are also definitely stronger at birth – I’m sure that’s what has helped us up our lambing percentage”. Continue reading

Dohnes improve market opportunities for Narromine producers

A SHIFT to Dohnes has led to improved lambing percentages and marketing opportunities for the White family at “Alvaholme”, Narromine. Patrick and Leanne White, in partnership with Patrick’s parents Pat and Gail, made the change from a self-replacing Merino operation about six years ago. About 1500 ewes, mostly third-cross Dohnes, are run on on the 1950-hectare property, alongside a large farming operation which includes another 680ha of leased country. Continue reading

Dohnes Drive Profit & Growth For Farmanco

“The great thing about Dohnes is that they've got the right breeding objectives and they are completely measurable.”  Continue reading

Practical Guide

Dohne Database