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Dual-purpose Dohnes pay off

THE dual-purpose attributes of the Dohne breed are paying dividends for the Webb family, providing increased marketing options for both their quality lambs and wool. Based at the foothills of the Warrumbungle Mountain range in the state's central west, Malcolm Webb and his family made the change to Dohnes more than 15 years ago, and continue to be pleased, with the breed's ease of care, early growth and wool quality. Continue reading

Pyles aim for purebred ewe flock

A transition into running a purebred Dohne ewe flock, and increasing lamb fat production is the ultimate goal for the Pyle family to drive its breeding program on its Manypeaks property, Millstream Pastoral. "Our marking rate this year and last year was 110pc" "We saw gains in producing a more fast growing lamb, with better weight gains, which we knew Dohne's could give us" Six-months-old lambs, weigh roughly 45 to 50 kilograms, to dress out at 21kg carcase weight. Continue reading

Dohnes working a treat at Raywood

The dual-purpose attributes of the Dohne breed have given mixed farmer and livestock agent Mick Crapper, a significant boost in the fertility and productivity of his sheep operation. Based at Raywood in central Victoria, Mr Crapper and his wife Margaret introduced Dohne sheep to their enterprise mix about six years and continue to be pleased with their performance. Continue reading

Dohnes prove their performance in station trial at Coonong

Dohne sheep producers are embracing a range of technologies, including performance recording and genetic evaluation, to better inform their selection decisions and fast-track the progress of the breed. In collaboration with the Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association, Dohne stud breeders have established an innovative sire evaluation trial at Coonong Station, Urana, NSW. Continue reading

Ethical Outback Wool shines from Coonong Station

It was a conversation in the middle of the dusty yards that changed the future for Coonong Station. And it's a pretty impressive future - taking a fleece grown on the brown grasslands and blue skies of the Hay Plains and transforming it into magnificent blankets and clothing. For Coonong Station's Sophie Holt, it is a dream come true, and with her husband Tom, son Thomas, as well as her incomparable business manager Maggie Lahore, they are creating something very special on Urana soil. Continue reading

Sounness family, Denbarker wins WAMMCO producer of the month award

"MEASUREMENT is critical," "information is power" and "if we can measure it, we can do something about it" were key catchphrases used by WAMMCO's May Producer of the Month, Greg Sounness. Mr Sounness, his wife Linda and his parents, Robert and Pam farm 607 hectares (1500 acres) at Denbarker. Continue reading

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Australian Dohne Breeders' Association
Australian Dohne Breeders' Association15 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.