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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

Pyles aim for purebred ewe flock

A transition into running a purebred Dohne ewe flock, and increasing lamb fat production is the ultimate goal for the Pyle family to drive its breeding program on its Manypeaks property, Millstream Pastoral. "Our marking rate this year and last year was 110pc" "We saw gains in producing a more fast growing lamb, with better weight gains, which we knew Dohne's could give us" Six-months-old lambs, weigh roughly 45 to 50 kilograms, to dress out at 21kg carcase weight. 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

Dohnes working a treat at Raywood

The dual-purpose attributes of the Dohne breed have given mixed farmer and livestock agent Mick Crapper, a significant boost in the fertility and productivity of his sheep operation. Based at Raywood in central Victoria, Mr Crapper and his wife Margaret introduced Dohne sheep to their enterprise mix about six years and continue to be pleased with their performance. Continue reading

Dohnes prove their performance in station trial at Coonong

Dohne sheep producers are embracing a range of technologies, including performance recording and genetic evaluation, to better inform their selection decisions and fast-track the progress of the breed. In collaboration with the Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association, Dohne stud breeders have established an innovative sire evaluation trial at Coonong Station, Urana, NSW. Continue reading

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