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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

June Newsletter 2019

Now that it is the beginning of lamb marking season, it is timely to encourage breeders to submit their Visual Scores to Brett Wilson with their lamb pedigree data. The best value for effort is still to score for Breech cover (BCOV) and Breech wrinkle (BRWR) at marking. Use the Visual Sheep Scores booklet version 2 -  2013 for guidance and follow all the instructions. Continue reading

Fertility Is Significant

“WE WENT into Dohnes to get a self-replacing flock type ewe whose wether progeny, when they are in a purebred basis, will be more competitive as prime lamb carcasses, with the ewes producing better quality wool. Continue reading

History Of The Dohne

SINCE ITS inception (South Africa 1939) the aim of the Dohne has been well defined, with the breeding objective to improve meat, wool and reproductive traits.

The initial cross was between a Peppin Merino and the German Mutton Merino. This… Continue reading

Processor’s Vertically Integrated Enterprise

Average daily gains are 350 grams across the 45-50 day feed period. Mr Peat has been impressed with the Dohne’s easy care traits, fertility and mothering ability. Continue reading

Dohnes Push Gross Margin In Low Rainfall

“The Dohne is the most profitable in varied locations, which is not surprising given their dual purpose nature”. Continue reading

Dohnes Utilise Feed Better

“Dohne lambs are also definitely stronger at birth – I’m sure that’s what has helped us up our lambing percentage”. Continue reading
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