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Southern NSW Dohne sheep bound for Chile

By Laurissa Smith | 17 Jun 2014 | ABC Rural

Australian Dohne sheep are helping to revive Chile’s interest in the breed.

A consortium of South American farmers have purchased seven ewes and two rams from a stud at Corowa,… Continue reading

Hedging your bets with Dohnes

With the wool market depressed, and lamb prices soaring, Fiona Cameron says it's times like these she's happy she made the move into Dohnes. The sheep are a duel purpose breed, giving producers a good carcass as well as 'wool cheque' each season. Continue reading

Sheep and cropping works best

"In more recent years we have made the switch to Dohne rams and have found the F1 crossbreds to be much hardier sheep with good frame and excellent mothering abilities," he said. "We purchase our Dohne rams from the Far Valley and Capercup studs." Continue reading

Buyers eye farm-assured lamb

TALLAGEIRA at Frances was among the first properties participating in JBS Australia's On-Farm Assurance program to supply its Bordertown abattoir. Charlie Koch and agent Landmark Naracoorte key account manager David Heinrich (pictured) say it provides another marketing avenue for their second-cross and Dohne-cross lambs. Continue reading

Ewes reach $112

THE best ewes and wethers made almost the same price at the Urana sheep sale today. The top ewes were a line of 2012-drop Dohne ewes, sold as part of a flock dispersal. But meat buyers showed their mettle by forcing prices for Merino wethers up to $105.50. Continue reading
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