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Becoming a Member

The Australian Dohne Breeders’ Association welcomes new members to this exciting sheep breed.

Please download an application form (below) or contact the Association office today.

Membership Application 2023/2024 – Click Here

Commercial Subscriber Form for Sale Catalogues A5 – Click Here

For the Australian Dohne Breeders’ Association Bylaws, in English or Spanish, contact the Association office today.


Dohne Data

For all Dohne breeders it is mandatory to obtain Sheep Genetics membership before you are able to submit data.

Data is not to be submitted direct to Sheep Genetics, it needs to be submitted directly to the Dohne Database (Brett Wilson) along with ADBA Data Submission & Report Request Form (pdf).

Data may be sent in a wide range of formats and if they have any questions to contact Brett Wilson:

Sheep Genetics:

Once the forms are completed for Sheep Genetic please sent them too:

Sheep Genetics
Building W41a, The Short Run, UNE ARMIDALE NSW 2351

On-farm Data Management software is also available from commercial companies to allow breeders or their service providers to maintain their on-farm database.

Details on data management software providers – Click Here

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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 this versatile and productive
Since the introduction of the Dohne to Australia in 1998, from South Africa,
the breed has seen constant growth. The most recent MLA sheep
breed survey showed that Dohnes have an influence in over 20% of the
Australian sheep flock.
The Dohne Council and Stud Breeders work tirelessly for breed improvement.
Council is working on promotion of the breed and implementing
industry networks to obtain the best possible financial returns for the
sheep and lamb produce you work so hard to produce.

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Dohne Commercial Member Benefits

  • Email newsletters
  • Access to advertise sheep for sale on Dohne Social Media
  • Direct links to the SG website and sale catalogues
  • Info on Field days
  • Future plans for a Dohne QA lamb program
  • Sheep updates
  • Current Dohne Journal

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Is Dohne Commercial Membership for me?

If you breed Dohnes commercially, then yes, this is for you!

What will I get?

  • Email newsletters of breed developments and Dohne happenings.
  • The opportunity to advertise sheep you have for sale, or view sheep for sale on Dohne Social Media. This is free for commercial members and a one stop shop for your Dohne trading.
  • Direct links to and training to use the Sheep Genetics website. This is a great way for you to view ram sale catalogues and compare rams you wish to purchase.
  • The Dohne Council is working on a Dohne QA lamb program in an attempt to get you, the producer more money for your product. This is a work in progress but an aim with a very real outcome.
  • Copy of the current Dohne Journal, with commercial breeders stories,  stud breeders sale dates and contacts and much more.




  • ASBVs
  • Self Replacing
  • Prime Lamb
  • Apparel Wool
  • High Fecundity
  • High Fertility
  • Prime lamb dams
  • Hardiness
  • Quality Assured breeding system
  • Full Pedigree recording

To view full brochure on Dohne Commercial Member Benefits Click Here

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Australian Dohne Breeders' Association
Australian Dohne Breeders' Association4 days ago
📢AMSEA Coonong Sire Evaluation Open Day
📌Wednesday 21 February 2024
📌Coonong Station, Urana NSW
The Coonong Sire Evaluation Open Day will be a special event for the ADBA with the release of the ewe reproductive data from the Dohne Sire Evaluation Trial. In addition, the results of the meat-eating-quality tests will be presented.
On the day, the ewes currently in the evaluation will be on display, and details of the 2nd year of reproduction phase of the evaluation will be discussed. The following day (Thursday 22nd) there will be a debriefing held with all members welcome to also attend.
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Australian Dohne Breeders' Association
Australian Dohne Breeders' Association6 days ago
Expressions of Interest for a Photographer
The ADBA is looking for a dedicated photographer for next year’s Australian Sheep and Wool Show at Bendigo VIC.
As you are all fully aware the Dohne will be the Feature Breed in 2024. The association would like to capture this milestone event with quality photos.
You would need to be able to attend the 3 days, Friday 19 to Sunday 21 July 2024.
If you have artistic flair and a strong eye for visual storytelling, we would love hear from you, please email
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