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May Newsletter 2023

The AGM of the ADBA has been set for Saturday, July 15 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

April Newsletter 2023

Australian Sheep and Wool Show (ASWS) has selected the Dohne as its 2024 Feature Breed. 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 2024 at Bendigo. Continue reading

March Newsletter 2023

It was fantastic to have the full complement of Councillors present for the F2F 2023. The major topic was the presentation and discussion of a Strategic Plan for the ADBA moving forward. The final report is currently being prepared by Kate Brabin (AOK) and members will be informed of outcomes and actions in due course. Continue reading

February Newsletter 2023

Council would like to inform members of the passing of former ADBA Approved Classer and Elders branch manager Clyde McKenzie who passed away in the first week of January 2023. Clyde serviced the Riverina district for 47 years as a wool buyer, over these year Clyde was the District Wool Manager for Elders, along with serving 12 years as the Deniliquin Branch Manager. Clyde was dedicated to his role and a proud ambassador of the Elders Brand. His clients always came first, he was invested in their wool, whether it be sheep classing, ram selection or the wool market, Clyde was always willing to provide advice and assistance not only to producers but also for wool trainees and younger district wool managers. He had a sharp memory being able to name rams, bloodlines and clients from purchases 30 years ago and beyond. Continue reading

Christmas Newsletter 2022

Council has again this year, been working on behalf of all members to promote the Dohne breed, uphold breed standards and ensure that the Dohne breed and the Association has a positive future. In addition to Councils' ongoing standard operations of facilitating the ADBA, the appointment of Kate Brabin (AOK) to undertake a review of both the Councils operations and improvements that can be made within the breed, has been a positive step. Ms Brabin is in the process of providing a report from her independent review, and this will be thoroughly considered at the Council Face-to-Face meeting in February. We look forward to a prosperous and fulfilling 2023, and wish all members and their families a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Continue reading

December Newsletter 2022

WA had an impressive 90% clearance rate of the 757 rams offered at public auction in 2022. Numbers offered were down 34 head on 2021, however the average price paid was up $146. WA’s top public auction price was achieved by Kintail Park ($11,600), and was a rewarding result in what was regrettably; to be their final ram sale. Continue reading

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Australian Dohne Breeders' Association
Australian Dohne Breeders' Association5 days ago
📢AMSEA Coonong Sire Evaluation Open Day
📌Wednesday 21 February 2024
📌Coonong Station, Urana NSW
The Coonong Sire Evaluation Open Day will be a special event for the ADBA with the release of the ewe reproductive data from the Dohne Sire Evaluation Trial. In addition, the results of the meat-eating-quality tests will be presented.
On the day, the ewes currently in the evaluation will be on display, and details of the 2nd year of reproduction phase of the evaluation will be discussed. The following day (Thursday 22nd) there will be a debriefing held with all members welcome to also attend.
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Australian Dohne Breeders' Association
Australian Dohne Breeders' Association1 week ago
Expressions of Interest for a Photographer
The ADBA is looking for a dedicated photographer for next year’s Australian Sheep and Wool Show at Bendigo VIC.
As you are all fully aware the Dohne will be the Feature Breed in 2024. The association would like to capture this milestone event with quality photos.
You would need to be able to attend the 3 days, Friday 19 to Sunday 21 July 2024.
If you have artistic flair and a strong eye for visual storytelling, we would love hear from you, please email
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