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How have regional sheep populations fared since 2013?

Across Australia, regions recording growth in sheep populations since 2013 are far and few in between – with climatic challenges and shifting production systems underpinning the flock decline over the past few years. Continue reading

Producer seeks the best of both worlds

After a steady climb from a small flock of Dohne breeders to more than 1000, a Larras Lee producer is confident the dual-purpose breed could be the one to watch, as more producers look to gain maximum use out of their sheep. Chris Reiss with partner Wendy Crockett, “Iona”, Larras Lee, near Molong, operates a mixed farming operation, including 1400 Dohne breeding ewes. Continue reading

George Hamilton of Farmer George lamb at Mudgee focuses on holistic management practices

THE holistic management practices George Hamilton has implemented on his farm have hit the right nerve with city consumers. The approach is improving the bottom line of his business, the ecology on his farm and his quality of life. Continue reading

Australian Dohne Merino sheep genetics excelling in South America

AUSTRALIA looks set to continue being the source of South America’s Dohne Merino sheep genetics with the trade worth a significant amount to local breeders. Continue reading

Rethink genetic traceability, producer says

A RETHINK on genetic traceability has been proposed by last year’s winner of the JBS Great Southern Lamb Supplier of the Year Awards. South Australia’s Wayne Hawkins, Circle H Farms, Frances, was up against hundreds of producers to win the JBS competition with Dohne/White Suffolk prime lambs. Continue reading

National focus on breeding ewe flock

The Australian sheep industry will continue to focus on improving the national breeding ewe base, after the gradual decline for more than 20 years has prompted producers to look to breeds carrying desirable maternal traits. Continue reading

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