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2019-18 News

The Dohne; An Asset to Merino Breeders in South Australia

"I think the Dohne-Merino has added so much versatility to the Merino breed that a self-replacing Dohne-Merino flock is highly profitable." WITH 45 YEARS experience in the rural industry, stud stock agent Tom Penna sees the Dohne as having a substantial impact on the type and quality of dual-purpose sheep now being bred in South Australia. Continue reading

The Value of ASBVs for the Commercial Producer

"Dohne breeding value, combined with a Classer’s Grading system means Dohnes have the most advanced across-flock evaluation system for sheep in Australia." Continue reading

Dohne Breeders see Potential to Market to Leading Global Brands

THE CHARACTERISTICS of Dohne sheep lend well to meeting the growing demand for non-mulesed practices, presenting opportunities for Dohne woolgrowers to take advantage of accreditation schemes in order to differentiate their wool in the marketplace. Continue reading

Dohnes Keep it in Cheque

“It saves us money and time, and gives us peace of mind not worrying that you should be around the sheep looking around for flies.” The dual purpose sheep means that Nick now grows high quality wool and a larger carcass. He explained,“They cover both areas with the meat and wool, so it limits the risk side if anything goes wrong with the market.” Continue reading

Dohnes Perform in Drought Conditions

FARMERS in North West NSW have been doing it tough due to severe rainfall deficits in the past year, but Dohne breeders may be able stay on their feet, just like Bourke’s fourth generation farmer Garry Mooring. Continue reading

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

Fertility Is Significant

“WE WENT into Dohnes to get a self-replacing flock type ewe whose wether progeny, when they are in a purebred basis, will be more competitive as prime lamb carcasses, with the ewes producing better quality wool. 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
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