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Dohne Flock Leads The Way In Certification

AN AUSTRALIAN Dohne flock is leading the way in ethically raised and produced wool by selling one of the first clips offered under the international Responsible Wool Standard. 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

Dohnes improve market opportunities for Narromine producers

A SHIFT to Dohnes has led to improved lambing percentages and marketing opportunities for the White family at “Alvaholme”, Narromine. Patrick and Leanne White, in partnership with Patrick’s parents Pat and Gail, made the change from a self-replacing Merino operation about six years ago. About 1500 ewes, mostly third-cross Dohnes, are run on on the 1950-hectare property, alongside a large farming operation which includes another 680ha of leased country. Continue reading

Reproductive performance plus in South Australia

FERTILITY - THE ULTIMATE PROFIT DRIVER “Fertility is one of the main drivers for profit in the sheep flock, and certainly a key measure in assessing flock reproduction and genetic improvement in studs.” Continue reading

It’s a no brainer: wool keeps you warm and we wouldn’t wear anything else!

We found that as well as the constant warmth, our woollen products were comfortable, breathable, soft, light, and felt fresh Continue reading

ASBVs – What does it all mean?

“Net Lambs Born (NLB) EBV advantage of Dohne rams that have entered the Merino Superior Sires comparison averages 22% higher than the merino ( accessed 9th May 2017)." Dr Graham Lean, Agrivet Business Consultancy, Hamilton VIC Continue reading

Tassie back to back carcass winners

“ The Dohne produces an award winning, high yielding (up to 49 per cent) prime lamb carcass with attributes being equal to the commonly known terminal breeds with one exception – less fat.” Continue reading

The Dohne does stack up well financially

“Since its inception the aim of the Dohne Merino has been well defined with the breeding objective to improve meat, wool and reproductive traits.” Continue reading

Hands on education – the practical advantage

As part of the subjects offered, Tocal students have been involved in the running of the self-replacing Dohne flock. From this, we have witnessed the advantages of high fertility, fast growth rates and exceptional wool quality that are considered standard to the Dohne breed. Continue reading
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