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August Newsletter 2018

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Council Report

All members are reminded to be fully compliant before their ram sale commence for 2018.
This includes ADBA membership, SG membership, Brucellosis accreditation as well as all outstanding accounts with the ADBA being settled. Council appreciates your compliance to the Association and wishes all members well.

If breeders wish to see any additional content in the Ram Breeders Manual, please contact Rachel Browne before the end of this year.

AGM Report
The 2018 AGM was held on Saturday night at Bendigo, Victoria, in conjunction with the Australian Sheep and Wool Show. This event was well supported with 37 attendees from across Australia and New Zealand.
A sincere thank you to the retired councillor Allan Casey for all his hard work and welcome to new councillor Don Mills, Kardinia Dohne Stud, New South Wales.
2018 Council; President John Nadin, Vice President Rachel Browne, Councillors Allen Kelly, Rhys Parsons, Greg Hall, Murray Rogerson and Don Mills.

Rachel Browne, Allen Kelly, Cameron Hills, Allan Casey, John Nadin, Don Mills, Greg Hall, Murray Rogerson, Rhys Parsons.

Australian Sheep and Wool Show Report
With a new layout to the Dohne Marquee this year, the main focus was on promoting the Dohne breed under the Association banner. This was a huge success with record numbers never seen before coming through the Dohne Marquee over all three days with stages where people had to line up just to get in. Congratulations to the show committee for running such a successful event.
This year showing was split into two categories; Past Show & New/Small Studs
Congratulations to all ribbon winners; Past Show – Hamilton Run, Koonik, Macquarie, Calga, and Ulooloo. New/Small – West Wail, Aero, Glen Holme
A big thank you to our judges, Rachel Browne, Chirniminup Dohne Stud Western Australia and Martin Pattie, Glencairn Stud, New Zealand.
During the event the show committee ran some competitions in the Dohne Marquee, this allowed people to really feel involved in this event and in the Dohne breed.
Guess the Skirted Dohne Fleece Weight – (5.4kgs) – Congratulations to winners Edward Southwell and Graham Wilson. Guess the average weight of the trade Dohne lambs – (47.1kgs) – Congratulations to winner Peter Safstrom. People choice award in selecting Champion Dohne ram and winner of the pair of Lizard woollen moleskin jeans – Congratulations to Winner Carmel Wilson.
Thank-you to our sponsors Lizard Moleskin Jeans and AWI.
On Sunday there was a Dohne trade lambs auction, proudly donated by Alistair Greenshields, Glenaroua Dohne Stud, Victoria. The winning bidder was Colin McKenna, Midfield Meats. The Dohne lambs sold for $400 per head. A big thank-you to the McKenna Family for their donation and for the Landmark team for being our Auctioneers on the day. All sale proceeds donated to the Lyme Disease Association.

Single Dohne Ram Class – Past Show
1st Place and overall Grand Champion Ram Hamilton Run HR160121
2nd Place and overall Reserve Champion Ram Macquarie MD162966
3rd Place Calga CA160073

Calga, Macquarie and Hamilton Run

Single Dohne Ram Class – New/Small
1st Place West Wail WW164785
2nd Place West Wail WW154224
3rd Place Glen Holme AJK161991

West Wail and Glen Holme

Pen of Three Dohne Rams Class – Past Show
1st Place and overall Grand Champion Koonik
2nd Place and overall Reserve Champion Ram Ulooloo
3rd Place Macquarie

Ullooloo, Koonik and Macquarie

Pen of Three & Pair Dohne Rams Classes – New/Small
1st Place Aero
2nd Place Glen Holme

Glen Holme and Aero

Pair Dohne Rams Class – Past Show
1st Place and overall Grand Champion Koonik
2nd Place and overall Reserve Champion Ram Hamilton Run
3rd Place Macquarie

Macquarie, Hamilton Run and Koonik

Dohne Marquee – Fleece Competition
1st Place Single Fleece and Three Fleeces Macquarie
2nd Place Single Fleece and Three Fleeces Kardinia
3rd Place Single Fleece Stirling
3rd Place Three Fleeces Glenaroua

Greg Hall, Macquarie – Peter and John Nadin, Stirling – Murray Rogerson, Kardinia – Don Mills, Glenaroua – Alistair Greenshields.

ASWS Dohne Fleece Competition
Congratulations to Calga Dohne Stud for taking out Champion and Reserve Champion for the Dohne Fleeces.

Calga – Jason Southwell and Bill Mildren

Dohne Trade Lambs Auction

Glenaroua – Alistair Greenshields, Landmark – Ian Carmichael

Show Committee, Judges, Special South African Guests

Show Committee – Greg Hall and Don Mills, Judges – Rachel Browne and Martin Pattie, Special South African Guests – Dries Pienaar and Jan Pienaar, Show Committee – Murray Rogerson and John Nadin

Western Australian studs Chirniminup, Far Valley, Kintail Park and Mollerin Rock will be on site for LambEx 2018 at the Perth Convention Centre August 5th to 7th. With combined sites, along with the ADBA Business Hub and Muresk right next to them, it stands to be an impressive display.
If you’re attending LambEx, be sure to stop by.

Ram Sale
Ram selling season has started, so it is important to promote your big event. If you haven’t already let Tanya Barton know your sale date and details please email her
Your sale event will then be promoted on the ADBA website and Facebook.

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Data Cut Off.
Sheep Genetics (SG) requires all data for analysis to be submitted to them before 5pm on the 7th and 21st of each month, or the Friday before if the 7th or 21st fall on a weekend.
Brett needs the data from Dohne breeders three days prior to the SG cut-off date to guarantee, your data goes into the analysis.

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