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HUGO VERA “INTEREST IN ACQUIRING DOHNE GENETICS GROWS EVERY YEAR”

"In Magallanes there are currently 10 breeding farms of purebred and we estimate that at least 12% of the Magallanes sheep has some degree of this blood," said Vera, stressing that this sheep stands out for its fine wool of high quality and high percentage of lambing, together with a significant weight in lambs at weaning. Continue reading

SHEEP BREEDERS FROM SOUTH AFRICA, AUSTRALIA, and NEW ZEALAND VISIT SANTA CRUZ (ARGENTINA) MERINO DOHNE STUDS

A representative of INTA participated in the International Conference of the Merino Dohne sheep breed, held in Uruguay. The meeting included a tour of the southern area of the Province of Santa Cruz and Chile. Emilio Rivera, of the Rio Gallegos Rural Extension Agency, stressed that "Merino Dohne allows to maintain good production rates of wool and meat in places of low forage value". Continue reading

Durazno hosts the 10th World Dohne Merino Congress and Tour

The World Congress of the Merino Dohne sheep race took place in Uruguay in April 2018. Durazno was one of the host departments (states) and received more than 30 foreign visitors plus Uruguayans who visited Dohne Merino Studs in the area. Continue reading

Dohnes cannot be improved with any other Merino type

Cameron McMaster, Sheep and Wool Consultant, Napier, South Africa,

Whatever type or strain of Merino you run, even if you are a specialist wool grower, the number of head marketed per hectare per… Continue reading

The Robdorino Dohne Stud – Founded in 1958

By Cameron McMaster

 

The Dohne Merino had its origins at the Dohne Research Institute with the first mating being done in 1939. Mr Koot KotzĂ© initiated the programme but from 1942 he expanded the programme with the help of… Continue reading