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Dohnes Drive Profit & Growth For Farmanco

ROB SANDS Farmanco Mundaring, WA

WE ARE extremely impressed with Dohnes remarked Rob Sands, Chairman of Farmanco (WA) one of the largest farm consultancy practices in Australia.

The great thing about Dohnes is that they’ve got the right breeding objectives and they are completely measurable. We do significant analysis over a number of Dohne flocks across various clients and we can monitor, compare and benchmark against other breeds in our operation. The results for Dohnes really come through in terms that we are making solid returns out of meat, about the same from wool but with lower production costs.

Overall when you put everything together a better gross margin is achieved and that is what it’s all about.

Rob was quick to dispel the myth about Dohnes cutting less wool and pointed out that in reality there is more variation within a breed than between breeds. We are more than happy with our wool cut and see the dollars in the extra number of lambs that Dohne ewes wean. Farmanco consult to about 750 clients and sheep play a significant role with numbers around 1.2 million.

Most of our clients are mixed farming enterprises and through rotational crop programmes and utilising pastures have seen their profits increase by integrating Dohnes into their operations.

Dohnes are a breed that utilise the advancements in genetics coupled with the right objectives and objective measurements. Being mixed farming operations, cropping is providing larger returns but the reality is that Dohnes across Farmanco provide a sheep operation which is easy to manage, is not complicated but still drives profitability into our business.

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

Rob Sands low res

Rob Sands, Farmanco, Mundaring WA

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