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Performing In High Rainfall Zone

A numbers man, Mr Culverson needs proof on paper before he’ll jump into a major production decision and after several years of strategic testing, got all the proof he needed to breed further towards a purebred self-replacing Dohne flock. Continue reading

Dohnes a Cut Above the Rest

TOUGH conditions faced by farmers in Bremer Bay, Western Australia, have proven the durability of Dohnes to commercial sheep breeder and wool classer, Julie Leenhouwers, seeing wool results exceed expectations. ‘Cardiminup’, sits on approximately 2800 acres right on the coast of Bremer Bay between Albany and Esperance and generally experiences high rainfall with the last couple of years seeing drier, more challenging conditions. Continue reading

Dohne = Lambs on the Ground

NOEL CLEAR is on track to build his Dohne flock on his property in Bracknell, Tasmania. The traditionally high rainfall region, has presented some breeding challenges in the past with his original flock of Merinos. Mr Clear’s property ‘Gaters’, 1,400 acres 33km southwest of Launceston, Tasmania is a mixed farming operation running Angus cattle, Merino and now Dohne sheep. Continue reading

Dohnes Making a Mark in Many Ways

AFTER A DROP in the wool market during 2007, commercial breeder and shearer Brad Blackwood looked to change his strategy in sheep. Finding the Dohne to be capable of providing more than just quality wool, the breed made a mark on the productivity of the family operation with its dual-purpose traits. Continue reading

Proven High Performers in Feedlot

IT’S NOT just traditional grazing operators that swear by the Dohne, feedlotters are hopping on board the dual-purpose sheep too. South Australia’s Shayne Willmott and his family run a mixed farming operation and a feedlot on 3,000 acres in Manoora, marketing their own Dunira Prime Lamb brand to butchers locally and internationally. Continue reading

The Dohne Does It Better

THE DOHNE sheep are hardy animals and continually prove to be the most versatile breed on the market. For commercial breeder Andrew Tunstill, switching to the Dohne has improved the viability of his business, even in the harshest of seasons. Andrew and his veterinarian wife Kirsten Tunstill live near Kalannie in the central wheatbelt of Western Australia. Kirsten stumbled across the breed through her veterinary work and was extremely impressed, telling Andrew to look into them immediately. Continue reading

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Australian Dohne Breeders' Association
Australian Dohne Breeders' Association15 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