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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

The Dohne Merino Breed Society says farewell to Cameron McMaster

The passing away of Cameron McMaster will surely leave an empty space but the legacy of this past manager and honorary life member of the Dohne Merino Breed Society, will stay alive for generations to come. 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

Dohne Substantially Increasing In Uruguay

“Education; the key to high performing flocks”. THE DEVELOPMENT of Dohne in South America is progressing well. The breed has a tremendous future due to Dohne’s ability to increase sheep returns while reducing management costs. Continue reading

Developing countries behind INCREASING DEMAND

DOHNE breeders who converged on Uruguay earlier this year were told the breed has a long-term future impacting sheep production on a global scale if producers remain true to the breed’s genetic potential. Continue reading

Australian Sheep And Wool Show

THE DOHNE Pavilion 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. 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

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