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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

Practical Guide

Dohne Database

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Australian Dohne Breeders' Association12 hours ago
AuctionsPlus 734
Tue, 21 May 2024, 2:00 PM (SYD, NSW) AEST
Lot 634 - 91 NSM Ewes & 91 Lambs (DUBBO, NSW)
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Australian Dohne Breeders' Association2 days ago
📢𝟔𝟎 𝐃𝐀𝐘𝐒 until the 𝐃𝐎𝐇𝐍𝐄 𝐌𝐄𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐎 is the 𝐅𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐄 𝐁𝐑𝐄𝐄𝐃 at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show, Bendigo VIC
The Show and Education Committee would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge and thank our sponsors that have come onboard this year; Elders Stud Stock, Shearwell Australia, Sapien Technology Pty Ltd, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Riverina Wool Testers, Ethical Outback Wool, Quality Wool, Central West Genetics, Fox & Lillie Rural and ACM.
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