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December Newsletter 2019

Rob was one of the first sheepmen to introduce the Dohne into South Australia after seeing the breed displayed at the Broken Hill AgFair in the early 2000’s. After lengthy discussions with his father luckily Rob won the battle and the Babirra Dohne Stud was founded. Over the years Rob and Marg travelled extensively to source some of the best genetics in the country. From these beginnings the Babirra bloodline was born. Continue reading

November Newsletter 2019

October Ram Sale Results - Sale reports and photos on behalf of – Stock and Land,  Farm Weekly Continue reading

October Newsletter 2019

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 2019

This year's Dohne lamb auction for charity raised $2000 for the Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO). The sale of four Dohne lambs realised $500 a head for the charity. Australian Dohne Breeders Association president John Nadin, said the lambs were donated by Max and Ian Pilgrim, Minimay, and were bought by Midfield Meats. Continue reading

August Newsletter 2019

With a new layout to the Dohne Marquee, traffic flowed well around the sheep and fleeces on display. The Dohne show bags were a huge hit with approximately 400 being handed out, these show bags contained the 2019 Dohne Journal and the Dohne marquee show booklet. Again this year record numbers of people visited the Dohne display over all three days. Continue reading

July Newsletter 2019

Australian Sheep and Wool Show - The Dohne Marquee 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. Thank you to all studs that have entered sheep in the Dohne marquee. Continue reading

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
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