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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

August Newsletter 2018

With a new layout to the Dohne Marquee this year, the main focus was on promoting the Dohne breed under the Association banner. This was a huge success with record numbers never seen before coming through the Dohne Marquee over all three days with stages where people had to line up just to get in. Continue reading

July Newsletter 2018

The AGM of the ADBA has been set for Saturday, July 21 in Bendigo, to coincide with the Sheep and Wool Show. Members are invited and encouraged to attend. The Shamrock Hotel will be the venue, with the AGM roll in at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start. A selection of finger food will be provided and bar facilities are available for those who would like refreshments. Continue reading

June Newsletter 2018

The Council was disappointed to receive the resignation of ADBA Life Member; Allan Casey from the ADBA Council, as the Association’s Technical Advisor, and as Chairman of the Technical Subcommittee. Continue reading

May Newsletter 2018

The Pre-Conference Tour of studs, a wool scouring plant and a research station in Uruguay showcased the quality of the pure registered Australian Dohne and the commercial Dohne/Corriedale cross. The impact the Dohne is having in Uruguay is quite remarkable. Continue reading

April Newsletter 2018

This month Dohne Breeders from across Australia head overseas for the International Dohne Merino Conference and Tours in Uruguay, Chile and Argentina, safe travelling. Continue reading

March Newsletter 2018

Joy and Allen Kelly in front of the 2016 drop ewes sired by their Dohne ram AJK141077 which was chosen as one of 25 rams for the Balmoral Sire Evaluation. Continue reading
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