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Combination of traits gives Dohne advantage

The combined carcass and wool value of Dohnes is proving the goods in a vertically integrated broadacre cropping operation in northern New South Wales.

The O’Brien family of Walgett value add their cereal and pulse crops through an on-farm sheep… Continue reading

Finishing ability proves a winner in Tassie

The weight gain and finishing ability of the Dohne has turned a Tasmanian wool and first cross lamb enterprise on its head. Askin and Cate Morrison ran a traditional fine wool enterprise in the Midlands but consistently had trouble finishing lambs to a saleable 13-18kg dressed weight before the harsh winters set in. Continue reading

Dohne shines in carcass and market suitability

Dohne lambs have stacked up for carcass traits and market suitability by taking out the export class at this year’s Dubbo Show Prime Lamb Hoof and Hook competition. Purebred lambs filled three of the four top carcass placings in the export class in the competition, held in May at Fletcher International. Catering for pens of six, the competition drew a record 528 entries from 12 maternal, terminal and composite breeds. Continue reading

Stick to good-doing Dohnes

WHEN Wayne and Sally Hawkins realised their Merino sheep were not performing, they knew something had to change. “They would cut wool, but they weren’t breeding the way we wanted them to,” Mr Hawkins said, who runs Circle H Farms, Frances, South Australia. Continue reading

Coonong backs Dohne decision

AT COONONG Station near Urana in southern NSW, Tom and Sophie Holt are running one of Australia’s largest commercial Dohne operations. Continue reading

Dohnes’ do-ability simplifies operation

Having an income from both wool and prime lamb attracted Clunes grazier Rod Seers to the Dohne breed. Mr Seers runs a flock of 2500 Dohnes at Clearview, in the Glengower district, having switched from Merinos five years ago. Continue reading

Muresk partners with Dohne breeders

Muresk students will learn firsthand about Dohne sheep breeding and care following the announcement of a partnership between the Western Australian Dohne Breeders Association and the agricultural education facility. Continue reading

Become a Dohne Commercial Member

“Becoming a member is easy and beneficial to your business”

As an existing or potential breeder of Dohnes, commercial membership
is a very inexpensive way of exposing yourself and your business to both
historical and up to date information about… Continue reading

Chance purchase pays off

THE chance purchase of a flock of 1400 F4 mated Dohne ewes from breeder Keith Henderson eight years ago gave Nyabing/Wagin farmer Graham Ball and his family a base for the profitable, easy care, prime lamb flock they were seeking at the time to replace their Merinos. Continue reading

Dohne Lambs Get up and Grow

"It's nice to get some away early and get that early cash flow from the peak prices." Continue reading
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