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July Newsletter 2024

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AMSEA Coonong Sire Evaluation Update
Lamb marking at Coonong was Wednesday 26th June.
On a clear and fine day 370 lambs were tagged and marked from 422 ewes at scanning.
Ewes and lambs presented well with ewes scored at 2.6 condition score.
The ewes are being hand fed barley at .5kg barley every alternate day even though there has been a good autumn break rain, with paddocks green but feed still short.
Next event for the trial will be weaning and ewe scoring in early August.
Thanks to all Coonong staff for their help on the day and also to Jim Meckiff, Lucinda Eddy and committee members who helped.
Don Mills – Convenor, ADBA Coonong Sire Evaluation

Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the ADBA has been set for Friday, July 19 in Bendigo to coincide with the Australian Sheep and Wool Show. Members are invited and encouraged to attend. This year the AGM will held in the Dohne Merino Marquee commencing at 4:30pm. Just letting members know that this meeting will not be available via zoom.  

Australian Sheep and Wool Show
The Show and Education Committee would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge and thank our sponsors that have come onboard this year; Elders, Shearwell, Sapien Technology, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Riverina Wool Testers, Ethical Outback Wool, Quality Wool, Central West Genetics, Fox & Lillie Rural, Australian Community Media and our new sponsor Olssons. 
The Dohne Merino Marquee program this year will comprise of the following; 
Friday, Education Program – Both Longerenong College and Moama Anglican Grammar will be taking part in this program. This program is designed to educated our younger generation, with hands on experience, allowing students to be guided by sheep and wool agents on the day.
Saturday, Showing Program – Classes will include individual young and older rams and ewes, groups, pairs and also Natural Bare Breech classes. 
Across the three days at lunchtime Ethical Outback Wool will showcase their Dohne Merino garments with a daily Fashion Parade.
To view the full event program – Click Here
Due to the packed showing program on the Saturday, the ADBA will be providing lunch on the day in the marquee for judges, stewards, members, sponsors and helpers.  
An informal dinner for members and sponsors will be held on the Saturday night 20 July at The Bridge Hotel, 49 Bridge Street, Bendigo. If you plan on attending this event, please RSVP to

Promotional Committee
Dohne Journals
Thank you for the overwhelming support again this year.
The 2024 Dohne Journal is currently being printed and will be available at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show, Bendigo Victoria.

Dohne Data
Reminder to Dohne breeders, there is a high probability Brett will not be able to process and report the Dohne data effectively for both the September 2024 Sheep Genetics Dohne analysis runs.
If members could please work on not submitting Dohne data for the month of September 2024, that would be greatly appreciated.

Practical Guide
Dohne Database