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April Newsletter 2024

Australian Sheep and Wool Show The Dohne Merino has been selected as the 2024 Feature Breed at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show. The Association’s Show Committee has been in regular contact with the Australian Sheep and Wool Show organisers, and we are delighted that our breed will be of prominence on this ‘big stage’ in July at Bendigo. Continue reading

March Newsletter 2024

The annual face to face meeting of the ADBA Council was held at Naranderra in mid- February to coincide with the Coonong AMSEA Open Day. Firstly, I would like to thank Don Mills and his committee and Tom and Sophie Holt and the Coonong crew for making the trial and open day such a success. On Monday we spent most of the morning talking about the future of our Dohne Merino breed: looking at pathways for the future including a tiered breeding system, culling percentages, education, joint analysis with Sheep Genetics, Council structure, promotion and research. More information will come through as we receive information back from the relevant contacts. Continue reading

February Newsletter 2024

Coonong sire trial open day 21st February was attended by approx. 50 people including 8 sire entrant owners. Adult ewe updates to fleece and body were presented as well as final figures on the wether drop, as well as visual scoring and classing results. Udder and teat traits were collected and presented by Allan Casey. Continue reading

Christmas Newsletter 2023

The year seems to have flown by quickly, and considering all the things coming up for the Dohne Merino breed, the next probably will too! In September Liz and I had the privilege of visiting all studs in Western Australia. Thank you to everyone for your hospitality and for sharing your breeding philosophies, concerns and views regarding the Dohne Merino breed. It was great to put faces to names and we hope these relationships grow in the future. In 2024 we intend to travel to the Eastern States and meet as many as possible there too. Sales for the year have been variable; quality rams have been well supported, but the lack of station orders have made clearance difficult. From what I’ve gathered the shedding breeds have become very popular due to a combination of lack of shearers, cost of shearing, and lower wool prices. This has certainly hurt our breed and other Merinos, but I feel confident that with rising wool and lamb prices (especially for un-mulesed), our breed can re-gain market share. Continue reading

December Newsletter 2023

This is a gentle reminder to get your expressions of interest in for competing at the 2024 Australian Sheep and Wool Show. This is a massive opportunity for our association and one we intend to embrace and take major advantage of and we hope as many members as possible will be able to participate in some form over the course of the weekend. We would like to encourage as many studs as possible to consider participating in this event in some form or another (exhibiting, competing, attendance); and let's make this the best Feature Breed showing the event has seen! Continue reading

November Newsletter 2023

Council would like to inform members of the passing of Martin Pattie, Glencairn Dohne Stud, Marlborough New Zealand. Martin Pattie aged 63, passed away at Omaka Aerodrome in Blenheim on Saturday, October 21 after the gyrocopter he was piloting crashed. Martin was the sole occupant of the aircraft. As it was Martin’s passion to grow good wool and in doing so, Lyn and Martin were able to produce their own woollen garments. These garments will be a lasting memory of Martin. Below is Martin wearing one of these garments. Continue reading

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Australian Dohne Breeders' Association
Australian Dohne Breeders' Association24 hours ago
📢𝟗𝟎 𝐃𝐀𝐘𝐒 until the 𝐃𝐎𝐇𝐍𝐄 𝐌𝐄𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐎 is the 𝐅𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐄 𝐁𝐑𝐄𝐄𝐃 at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show, Bendigo VIC
Our program this year will comprise of the following;
Friday, Education Program – Both Longerenong College and Moama Anglican Grammar will be taking part in this program. This program was designed to educated our younger generation, with hands on experience, allowing students to be guided by sheep and wool agents on the day.
Saturday, Showing Program – Classes will include individual young and older rams and ewes, groups, pairs and also Natural Bare Breech classes.
Across the three days at lunchtime Ethical Outback Wool will showcase their Dohne Merino garments with a daily Fashion Parade.
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Australian Dohne Breeders' Association
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April Newsletter
Thank you to the following studs that have confirm they will be showing at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show;
NSW: Calga, DD, Kardinia, Macquarie, Spring Valley and Uardry
South Australia: Clover Downs and Ulooloo
Victoria: Gunyado
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