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June Newsletter 2019

Now that it is the beginning of lamb marking season, it is timely to encourage breeders to submit their Visual Scores to Brett Wilson with their lamb pedigree data. The best value for effort is still to score for Breech cover (BCOV) and Breech wrinkle (BRWR) at marking. Use the Visual Sheep Scores booklet version 2 -  2013 for guidance and follow all the instructions. Continue reading

May Newsletter 2019

How to collect EMD and FAT Data Subcutaneous fat depth (FAT) and eye muscle depth (EMD) are measured at the C site, that is the 12/13th rib, 45mm from the centre of the spine. Continue reading

April Newsletter 2019

The Dohne and Dohne Cross Lamb Carcass Appraisal Day saw more than 20 sheep producers from across Victoria and New South Wales attend this event at Midfield Group in Warrnambool.The Dohne carcasses had a beautiful shape, length and width with good long bodies and were true to type, with not too much fat so no trimming was required on the carcasses. Continue reading

March Newsletter 2019

Monday night saw council spend time with Dohne Studs breeders from the New England area - Alfoxton (Chris and Cindy Clonan), Amaroo Station (Lachlan and Dephine Johnstone), Harewood (Justin Tombs), Pippadell (Wayne and Phillipa Connelly) and Tablelands (Josh Frazer). It was the perfect opportunity for Council to catch up with (and also meet)  local studs, which is often the aim when holding meetings in various and strategic places near breeders. Continue reading

February Newsletter 2019

The ADBA would like to acknowledge the outstanding voluntary contribution that Ian Hanna, Rhys Parsons, and Rachel Browne have made toward the betterment of the Muresk Institute. Continue reading

Christmas Newsletter 2018

Dohne Breeders are to be congratulated on their sale results for 2018 amidst one of the worst droughts in history experienced across most of eastern and central Australia. Nationally, 2089 rams sold at auction for a 82% clearance and a $1542 average. Continue reading

December Newsletter 2018

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Cameron McMaster. Cameron was known worldwide as the 'father of the Dohne'. Cameron started in the industry at the development stage of the breed and spent 30 years at the helm of South Africa’s breed managing the country’s Dohne society and helped steer it on the course to global success. Continue reading

November Newsletter 2018

Sad to say that Peter Holmes better known as Frog or Froggy passed away on the 18/10/18 at the age of 56. Frog and Heather established the Hill View Dohne Stud, Schilpenunda via Streaky Bay, South Australia. Continue reading

October Newsletter 2018

The Dohne Fleece classes at the Royal Adelaide Show received entries from New South Wales and Victoria for the first time. The Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia have generously made a special section of their wool display for Dohne Fleeces. This is a very good way to show wool industry participants the quality and styles of wool that are available on the modern Dohne. Continue reading

September Newsletter 2018

LambEx was held in Perth Western Australia in early August; a showcase of everything for the sheep industry. A very interesting line up of speakers delivered on a variety of topics; Choosing the Right Genetics, The Ewes of the Future, Practical On-farm Reality, Continue reading
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