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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

October Newsletter 2023

September was a big month for Dohne ram sales, with rams being sold across three states New South Wales, Western Australia and South Australia. See below sale results from the September sales. Continue reading

September Newsletter 2023

With joining and preg scanning completed, lamb marking was next on this year's agenda for the Coonong trial. On a good clear winter day, the 9th August was lamb marking day at Coonong. The day included regular lamb marking procedures with trial addons of EID tagging, DNA sample collection, breech and body wrinkle scoring, bare breech scoring and dark fibre inspection and detail. A total of 401 lambs were marked for the day, with the next operations being ewe classing and shearing as well as lamb weaning and weight measurements planned for September. Continue reading

August Newsletter 2023

What a busy time we had at Bendigo!! And what an exciting year is ahead! It was great to see a good crowd coming through the Dohne Marquee and to welcome our visitors from Merino Dohne Uruguay, to our displays and competitions. Huge congratulations to Darren and his Show Committee for a well-run event. Judging occurred on all three days, plus Saturday we held the AGM in the evening, followed by the General Meeting. Kate Brabin gave an overview of the ADBA Strategic Plan and John Buxton talked predominantly about WEC. Sunday for the first time Dohne Merinos were represented in the Inter-breed Competition as a prelude to being the Feature Breed at ASWS in 2024. Continue reading

July Newsletter 2023

Vale Carol Hale Partner in the former Burnbank Dohne Stud, Carol Hale of Cavendish Victoria, passed away suddenly whilst teaching at the Horsham Secondary School where she had been posted for the past 9 years. The Grand Champion Ewe class at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo this year will be named in Carol’s honour. Continue reading

June Newsletter 2023

All roads lead to Bendigo on July 14 for the premier sheep show in Australia. As a prequel for the Dohne as feature breed in 2024 we have received a record number of sheep nominations. Thank you to those studs that replied to our expression of interest. Your response is important in determining the marquee size which has now been ordered. Those studs that responded to the expression of interest will have priority if space becomes limited. Continue reading

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Australian Dohne Breeders' Association
Australian Dohne Breeders' Association2 days ago
It’s with deepest of sadness that we convey to our friends and clients the passing of Johnathon Alexander Stephens, affectionately known as Stevo on 7th June 2024.
He was the dearest of friends to the Pye family and mentor to many.
He stepped in to manage our southern property Caroonboon Station not long after the passing of Bill in 2015. He continued to manage Caroonboon up until his retirement in late 2023. During his 9 years at Caroonboon he was instrumental in a large infrastructure improvement programme; over 200kms of new fencing, covered ram selling complex, ram shed, covered processing area, irrigation upgrade and workshop upgrade just to name a few. He was a great friend, an extremely competent livestock person, a land manager, educator, plant operator, mechanic, a fabricator and so much more.
He will be very much missed by Caroonboon, our staff, former staff, friends, service providers and clients.
Our thoughts are with his wife Vicki, children Jacqui & Tom, son in law Lachie, grandchildren Jimmy, Poppy and Sybil. Along with his mother Dolly, his siblings Tony, Jenny, sister in law Gaylene and brother in law David.
We will always remember those good times we had with him, especially when we are down on the Billabong Creek a creek, which he loved spending time on.
1pm Monday 17th June 2024.
St Michael’s Catholic Church, 376 Harrison Street, Deniliquin. NSW.
Australian Dohne Breeders' Association
Australian Dohne Breeders' Association5 days ago
Dohne Cross Lambs Top the Bendigo Prime Sheep Sale
10mth old Dohne/Poll Dorset lambs made $259
Topping the lamb sales, for the third week in a row, was East Loddon producer Rod Baker, Dingee Vic.
“Our Dohnes are a bit underestimated, so we also get $37 worth of wool off them and they grow out like cross breds,” he said.
A further 114 lambs from the Baker property returned $241.
Last week Mr Baker sold 170 lambs at $270 and the week before he had 96 sell for $242.
Report & Photo courtesy of The Weekly Times
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