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Fashion brand takes up wool traceability

FRENCH-INSPIRED Australian brand Blue Il­lusion is the latest clothing label to tell its traceable fibre story, tracking its woollen garments back to the farms where they were grown. As clothing brands around the nation dig deeper into their supply chains to learn exactly where their fibres are sourced, it's wool traders like Fox & Lillie that are support­ ing them to help showcase their traceable fibre story. Fox & Lillie operates the largest Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) accredit­ed program in Australia, Genesys, which aims to con­nect woolgrowers with lead­ing brands both in Australia and around the world who wish to source verified qual­ity assured wool produced from animals that reach top welfare standards. Continue reading

Meeting wool, lamb markets with Dohnes

"We can turn off lambs around 50kg at prices up to $160, so considering their ability to sustain weight and wool cut, I'm very happy." Commercial Dohne breeder, Will McClenaghan has had plenty of exposure to the sheep industry growing up in the New England region but an introduction to the Dohne breed over 15 years ago has changed the way he operates. 2003 marked the change for Mr McClenaghan, forming an association with a local Dohne stud that would point the operation of his 1000 acre property, ‘Balaclava’, Armidale, NSW, in a new, more versatile direction. Continue reading

Increasing Fertility and Nutrition with Dohnes at Green Creek

The Robsons bought Green Creek, near Fords Bridge, north west of Bourke, as an investment opportunity in 2002. At the time, Mr Robson was working as a storeman and truck driver, and Mrs Robson was a chiropractor at Bacchus Marsh in Victoria. They leased the 12,000-hectare property for the first five years, then decided to run their own sheep, trialling Dohnes and Merinos. It was a steep learning curve in the first few years, but they soon learnt which breed was able to not only survive, but thrive in western country. “What we discovered was that the Dohnes won on producing more lambs, with a lot of twins or triplets, and from the Merinos, we were lucky to get one lamb,” Mrs Robson said. Continue reading

Dohnes a Good Influence


ALREADY benefitting from the excellent sheep country that is the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Bill Nosworthy is ensuring his operation is one of maximum productivity.

‘Lake Hamiliton’, Mr Nosworthy’s 16,000 hectare property, sits on the… Continue reading

Dohnes Make Good First Impression

Mr Burger is impressed with the Dohne’s maternal traits, having had a solid run with his lambing this year, seeing his ewes on their second lamb hit 122% and maiden ewes reach a substantial 116%. Continue reading

Easy Choice When all Added up

DAVID Agnew is reaping the rewards as a result of his Dohne operation, with greater things on the horizon. Initially directing his focus to achieving solid body weight, Mr Agnew is now looking to fully experience what the Dohne can provide maternally, with a goal of increasing his already consistent lambing percentage. “Each year, we comfortably and consistently would achieve 125% lambing. Of course, I’m happy with this result but my experience with the breed leads me to believe that I can achieve close to 150% if I put in as much ground work as the ewes do in terms of maintenance and good feed,” said Mr Agnew. Continue reading

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Dohne trial leads the way for reproduction and meat eating quality results
An innovative Dohne sire evaluation trial is providing valuable insights on the reproduction and meat eating quality performance of the breed, with the latest results released at a field day in February.
Held by Dohne trial hosts, Tom and Sophie Holt, at their property, Coonong Station, Urana, NSW, an extensive range of ewe reproductive data, along with the results of the meat eating quality tests, were presented to interested field day participants.
Additional comprehensive wool, growth and visual trait assessments were also released.
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