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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

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

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Australian Dohne Breeders' Association
Australian Dohne Breeders' Association16 hours ago
A Barunah Park farmer has increased his lambing percentage and profitability with 8,500 Dohne sheep.
Russell Coad ran a mixed cropping and sheep operation on 1800 hectares with his sons and changed up his flock about 20 years ago, never looking back.
Article courtesy of ACM Stock & Land
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Australian Dohne Breeders' Association
Australian Dohne Breeders' Association2 days ago
Here's a look at the history of the breed.