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Dohne breed debuts at National sheep show

AFTER a four-decade hiatus from the global show arena, the Dohne breed has re-entered the ring and chosen the Australian Sheep and Wool Show, Bendigo as their show debut. Continue reading

Bruce Peat of Three Rivers Specialty Meats at Echuca stakes a claim

BUTCHER, abattoir owner, farmer — Bruce Peat has done it all. But while these days he spends most time on his 2630ha property, Bultarra, at Bunnaloo in southern NSW, he remains a meat processor at heart. “The average weight of a sheep when I first started was 17kg,” said Bruce, while deftly boning a carcass. “Now it’s 22kg and we get them up as big as 26kg.” Continue reading

Wool from Ewen Peel’s farm at Inverleigh used in this year’s AFL jumpers

It was a few weeks into this year’s AFL footy season when Ewen received a phone call from Australian Wool Innovation and his Elders wool agent. “At first I thought it was a scam. They were telling me I’m one of 25 wool growers in this year’s AFL jumpers,” Ewen said. “But then they explained their ability to trace bales of wool through the processor, using the combined certificate from the yarn maker. Continue reading

Meat and Wool Profit Makers


BIG framed ewes growing plenty of wool and producing lambs finished on grazing wheat and barley crops by the end of June each year are the “norm” for Grant and Liz Masters and family… Continue reading

Celebrating 50 yrs of Dohnes

THE Inaugural Global Dohne Conference and tour will be held on Aussie soil from July 15 to 23, 2016. Conducted by the Australian Dohne Breeders Association (ADBA), the conference will start in Melbourne and finish in Dubbo. It celebrates 50 years since the formation of the Dohne Breeders Association in South Africa. Continue reading

Pingelly farmer settles on Dohne breed


WORKING for 19 years as a biosecurity officer for the Department of Agriculture and Food, Harry Williams has seen a lot of sheep breeds come and go. Different trials producing compelling results led him… Continue reading

Dohne suited to Edwards’ enterprise


RAY, Terri and Justin Edwards are strong proponents of the Dohne breed. Dohnes are well suited to the family’s Ravensthorpe mixed sheep and livestock enterprise, the farm’s heavy country and the no-fuss management system… Continue reading

Denbarker Dohne move bearing fruit


WHILE lamb and strawberries don’t necessarily agree on a plate, they go hand-in-hand on Norm and Beate Handasyde’s Denbarker farm.

The farm is home to the Amuri Fruit company, which plants and reaps the… Continue reading

Bouncing back after bushfire


IT’S hard to imagine that just seven months ago the Boddington fires ripped through Lower Hotham in the shire of Boddington.

Father and son farming duo Tony and Wayne Littleton lost hundreds of hectares… Continue reading

Breed switch for improved lambs

A SIXTY-YEAR family focus has shifted from breeding purebred Merinos to a Dohne/Merino crossbreeding operation at Garah, NSW.Jock and Maryan Hunter run the 4000-hectare grazing and cropping property, Box Hill. Continue reading
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