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Dohne the Platform for Productivity

WOOL and livestock specialist Iain Goddard has been in the sheep industry for 25 years, giving him a wealth of exposure to multiple regions across Australia and the levels of success producers are having with their sheep-based operations. Experience and clientele combined, Mr Goddard has helped support many producers make on-farm transitions that will look to help them achieve maximum productivity and the best return off their livestock as possible. The platform for making these transitions is for his clients to benefit from solid fertility - achieving a higher percentage of lambing ultimately gives you more lambs, more wool and generally more product to sell. Continue reading

Mulesing Gets the Slice with 180+ Global Fashion Brands Opposing the Practice

100% natural, renewable and biodegradable, wrinkle-resistant, naturally breathable, body temperature regulating, odour and stain-resistant to UV and fire resistant - there are a multitude of inherent benefits in wool…..BUTT….Consumer awareness about mulesing has become so common that 180 + major global brands have strongly advised the Australian wool industry that they will no longer use wool that comes from mulesed sheep. A list of powerful fashion stakeholders is further evidence that Australia’s wool industry must listen to their customers and prepare for a non-mulesed future, or risk being left behind. Dohnes – ‘The NATURAL bare-breech sheep breed with quality Merino wool’. Continue reading

Merino is Cool Comfort for Cyclists

A MARLBOROUGH sheep farmer is using his extensive knowledge of Merino breeding to provide cool comfort for hundreds of cyclists pedalling the hot tarmac roads over summer. Martin Pattie has spent a lifetime working towards developing a Merino sheep breed producing high quality meat and fine durable wool in drought-like conditions. Together with partner Lyn Brown, Pattie grows, processes, manufactures and sells merino cloth and clothing to customers in New Zealand and around the world. Pattie’s parents chanced upon the South African Dohne Merino breed in 1999 after attending a Merino sheep breeders conference in South Africa. He wanted a breed which could withstand the very dry summer conditions in Marlborough, as well as produce wool under 23 microns. Continue reading

Dohne Breed Development Officer

The Breed Development Officer (BDO) is a newly created consultative position reporting to the Australian Dohne Breeders’ Association’s President and Council. The BDO role has been created to encourage Dohne sales by opening up opportunities and building relationships with personnel in industry sectors including; meat processors, commercial producers, and seedstock producers. There is latitude as to how the BDO may undertake the role to progress its objectives. Continue reading

Quality Dohne Rams Improve Growth & Fertility at Esk Farm

THE dual-purpose attributes of the Dohne breed have given Tasmanian mixed farmers Richard and Sarah Johnston increased market flexibility, with their annual draft of crossbred lambs in strong demand from processors. The Johnston family take care of a 460-hectare property, Esk Farm, near Longford, running 2000 Merino and Dohne/Merino-cross ewes. They also grow a range of crops for both fodder and seed, including peas, grass seed, clover, chicory, lucerne, wheat and barley and lucerne and grass hay production and run a contract spraying business. Traditional wool growers, the Johnstons decided to introduce Dohnes to their operation more than 10 years ago and continue to be pleased with the breed’s wool quality, fertility and growth. They currently run 1000 Merino and Dohne/Merino-cross ewes joined to Dohne rams for replacements, along with 1000 Dohne/Merino-cross ewes which are joined to Poll Dorset and Southdown rams. The flock micron average is 18.5. Continue reading

Dohnes: Key to Increasing Numbers

INCREASED fertility, doability and lamb production are some of the benefits introducing Dohne genetics in the flock at Milbey, Wallandbeen. Luke Wells, who manages the property for owners David and Kandee Thorn, is currently running 5000 ewes, and has been using Dohne genetics for the past four years. "We were after a plainer bodied sheep for the flies and to step away from mulesing, which we've done for the last three years." Continue reading

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Australian Dohne Breeders' Association14 hours ago
Dohne sire evaluation day at Coonong Station
Keen interest in the performance of their Dohne sires was evident during the annual sire evaluation field day at Coonong Station, Urana.
Article courtesy of The Land By Stephen Burns
#Dohnes #DohneMerino #AWI #MLA #wool #networking #sheep #meat #ACM #AMSEA #sheepgenetics #SireEvaluation #responsiblewoolstandard #bcsagribusiness #JMLivestock AMSEA Coonong Dohne Sire Evaluation Open Day JM Livestock BCS Agribusiness AWI Sheep Connect NSW Australian Wool Innovation Meat & Livestock Australia Ethical Outback Wool Coonong Station Wool
Australian Dohne Breeders' Association
Australian Dohne Breeders' Association2 days ago
Great day had by all today.
Thankyou to everyone that attended the
AMSEA Coonong Dohne Sire Evaluation Open Day today.
#Dohnes #DohneMerino #AWI #MLA #wool #networking #sheep #meat #ACM #AMSEA #sheepgenetics #SireEvaluation #responsiblewoolstandard #bcsagribusiness #JMLivestock AMSEA Coonong Dohne Sire Evaluation Open Day JM Livestock BCS Agribusiness AWI Sheep Connect NSW Australian Wool Innovation Meat & Livestock Australia Ethical Outback Wool Coonong Station Wool