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National Dohne Ram Sale reaches top of $20,000

GABRIELLE JOHNSTON, The Weekly Times, July 25, 2016 10:11am

 

ROSEVILLE Park Dohnes has topped the National Dohne Ram Sale with a $20,000 price tag.

Held during the inaugural Global Dohne Conference, 13 vendors offered 39 rams and sold 23, to an average of $4815.
The top-price ram was from Graham Coddington’s Roseville Park Dohne stud, Yeoval, NSW, had a Dohne index of 130.6 was sold to a syndicate of three buyers from three different states; Alfoxton Dohne stud, Armidale, NSW, Nareeb Nareeb stud, Nareeb Nareeb, Victoria, and the O’Brien stud, Kyancutta, South Australia.

The ram had Australian sheep breeding values in the top 20 per cent of the breed for post weaning eye muscle depth and top 30 per cent of the breed for yearling clean fleece weight.

Purchaser Richard Beggs, also Australian Dohne Breeders Association president, was attracted to the wool and overall purity of the ram.

“One thing I’m really chasing in my Dohne’s is fat and he had excellent shape,’’ he said.

Gullendah Dohne stud, Baldry, NSW sold the second highest priced ram, bought by Peter Conn, Kombyana Dohnes, Wellington, NSW, at $10,000.

John Nadin and Greg McCann, Macquarie Dohnes, Warren, NSW, sold a semen share of a ram for $5000 to a syndicate of Chilean breeders, while Greg Andrews and Nicole Luckraft, Hamilton Run Dohnes, Jamestown, SA, sold a ram privately for $20,000 to Jose M Gutierrez M. from Chanarcillo stud, Chile, during the conference.

Graham Coddington, Roseville Park Dohne stud, Yeoval, NSW with his top price sale ram, which sold for $20,000

‘Excellent shape’: Graham Coddington, Roseville Park Dohne stud, Yeoval, NSW with his top-price sale ram, which sold for $20,000.


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