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AMSEA Coonong Dohne Sire Evaluation Open Day, Urana NSW

February 21

AMSEA Coonong Dohne Sire Evaluation Open Day

Coonong Station, Urana NSW

Wednesday 21 February 2024

On Wednesday February 21st 2024, the ADBA will be holding an Open Day at Coonong Station, Urana NSW.
The Coonong Sire Evaluation Open Day will be a special event for the ADBA with the release of the ewe reproductive data from the Dohne Sire Evaluation Trial.  In addition, the results of the meat-eating-quality tests will be presented.
On the day, the ewes currently in the evaluation will be on display, and details of the 2nd year of reproduction phase of the evaluation will be discussed. The following day (Thursday 22nd) there will be a debriefing held with all members welcome to also attend.
The ADBA will be providing morning tea and lunch on the day.

Exhibitor stands will be on display throughout the day.

Directions to Coonong Station – Entry only from Newell Hwy
From Jerilderie Head North on Newell Hay/A39 (40kms) or Narrandera Head South on Newell Hay/A39 (70kms) 
Turn right/left onto Colombo Road (2kms)
Turn left to property entry.

  9.30am Registration (Please Register Online by 19th Feb)

  10.00am Welcome and Presentations 

  • Australian Dohne Breeders’ Association – Don Mills
  • Coonong Dohne Sire Evaluation Host – Tom Holt
  • Meat Eating Quality Results
  • Udder Scoring – Allan Casey (ADBA Approved Classer)
  • Teeth Scoring – Sophie Holt (Coonong Station)
  • ASBVs Sheep Genetic – Peta Bradley and Chloe Bunter (Sheep Genetic)
  • Sire Evaluation Overview and Site Report – Ben Swain (AMSEA)
  • Pen Walk – Ben Swain (AMSEA)
  • Classing Comments – Jason Southwell (ADBA Approved Classer)
  • 2024 Mating and Pregnancy Scanning Results – Brendan Robertson (Robertson Pregnancy Scanning)

  1.00pm Lunch

  3.00pm – Day Concludes

Site Chair/AMSEA Representative – Don Mills 0427 872 808

For more details and reports on this Sire Evaluation –

ADBA Office

Attendees Please Register – Scan QR Code or link

The Council will be staying in Narrandera for this event, taking the opportunity for a Face -to-Face meeting. Our Secretary Kaye ( is happy to help members that may require assistance in securing accommodation. There is some limited accommodation available at the same venue as the Council are staying, and this could provide a perfect chance for a social get together and further sharing of ideas.
More details and schedules of the event and debrief will be supplied closer to event date.


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Coonong Station
Morundah, NSW 2700 Australia
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