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No Question about Quality

FOR SHEEP farmers, quality wool is a trait that can’t be sacrificed and the Dohne’s superior white wool makes them a breed that ticks all the boxes. This is the case for Dohne breeder Russell Coad who’s lived on his family’s Barunah Plains property in Victoria his entire life. Continue reading

September Newsletter 2019

This year's Dohne lamb auction for charity raised $2000 for the Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO). The sale of four Dohne lambs realised $500 a head for the charity. Australian Dohne Breeders Association president John Nadin, said the lambs were donated by Max and Ian Pilgrim, Minimay, and were bought by Midfield Meats. Continue reading

Dohnes Fit the Bill Perfectly in Wagin

"My breeding objective is to ultimately produce a ewe that can wean her own body weight in lambs at 15 weeks, as well as produce a 5kg fleece." CLAYTON South, with partner Polly and sons Ky and Jarryn, run a 6500 head self-replacing Dohne ewe flock, on their 4900 hectares of owned and leased land at Wagin. They crop about 70 per cent of their property, sowing wheat, barley, canola, lupins and milling oats. Continue reading

The Dohne; An Asset to Merino Breeders in South Australia

"I think the Dohne-Merino has added so much versatility to the Merino breed that a self-replacing Dohne-Merino flock is highly profitable." WITH 45 YEARS experience in the rural industry, stud stock agent Tom Penna sees the Dohne as having a substantial impact on the type and quality of dual-purpose sheep now being bred in South Australia. Continue reading

August Newsletter 2019

With a new layout to the Dohne Marquee, traffic flowed well around the sheep and fleeces on display. The Dohne show bags were a huge hit with approximately 400 being handed out, these show bags contained the 2019 Dohne Journal and the Dohne marquee show booklet. Again this year record numbers of people visited the Dohne display over all three days. Continue reading

The Value of ASBVs for the Commercial Producer

"Dohne breeding value, combined with a Classer’s Grading system means Dohnes have the most advanced across-flock evaluation system for sheep in Australia." Continue reading

Dohne Breeders see Potential to Market to Leading Global Brands

THE CHARACTERISTICS of Dohne sheep lend well to meeting the growing demand for non-mulesed practices, presenting opportunities for Dohne woolgrowers to take advantage of accreditation schemes in order to differentiate their wool in the marketplace. Continue reading

July Newsletter 2019

Australian Sheep and Wool Show - The Dohne Marquee will be a buzz of activity for sheep breeders and interested visitors with a big showing of first class Dohne genetics all under the one roof. Thank you to all studs that have entered sheep in the Dohne marquee. Continue reading

Dohnes Keep it in Cheque

“It saves us money and time, and gives us peace of mind not worrying that you should be around the sheep looking around for flies.” The dual purpose sheep means that Nick now grows high quality wool and a larger carcass. He explained,“They cover both areas with the meat and wool, so it limits the risk side if anything goes wrong with the market.” Continue reading

Dohnes Perform in Drought Conditions

FARMERS in North West NSW have been doing it tough due to severe rainfall deficits in the past year, but Dohne breeders may be able stay on their feet, just like Bourke’s fourth generation farmer Garry Mooring. Continue reading
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