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2018 News

The Dohne Merino Breed Society says farewell to Cameron McMaster

The passing away of Cameron McMaster will surely leave an empty space but the legacy of this past manager and honorary life member of the Dohne Merino Breed Society, will stay alive for generations to come. Continue reading

Dohne Substantially Increasing In Uruguay

“Education; the key to high performing flocks”. THE DEVELOPMENT of Dohne in South America is progressing well. The breed has a tremendous future due to Dohne’s ability to increase sheep returns while reducing management costs. Continue reading

Developing countries behind INCREASING DEMAND

DOHNE breeders who converged on Uruguay earlier this year were told the breed has a long-term future impacting sheep production on a global scale if producers remain true to the breed’s genetic potential. Continue reading

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

The Ethics of breeding Dohne Sheep


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 handle the dry at Cunnamulla

DOHNES have proven their ability to handle the sometimes harsh conditions on the Clark family’s property “Pabra”, near Cunnamulla in south west Queensland. They run between 2000 and 3500 ewes, depending on the season, with the operation traditionally running a Merino flock. Continue reading

Wool and meat value makes Dohne a winner in South Australia

“The Dohne cross lambs will achieve daily weight gains of 320-360 grams compared to Merinos on 260-280 grams,’’ Mr Head said. “Dohnes are easy care, plainer sheep with the ability to cut 4.5-5kg of wool and lamb at 10-15 per cent above the Merino.” Continue reading

The Dohne does stack up well financially

“The Dohne sheep presents a very different alternative to sheep producers than previously available sheep genetics in Australia. With emphasis on both meat and wool traits, it presents the potential to have a true dual purpose sheep, which provides an alternative to the fine or medium wool Merinos and specialist prime lamb breeds or composites that have been traditionally used in sheep enterprises.” Continue reading
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