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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

February Newsletter 2019

The ADBA would like to acknowledge the outstanding voluntary contribution that Ian Hanna, Rhys Parsons, and Rachel Browne have made toward the betterment of the Muresk Institute. Continue reading

Christmas Newsletter 2018

Dohne Breeders are to be congratulated on their sale results for 2018 amidst one of the worst droughts in history experienced across most of eastern and central Australia. Nationally, 2089 rams sold at auction for a 82% clearance and a $1542 average. Continue reading

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
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