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Dohne Australia – September 2022

Dohne Ram Sale Results Dohne ram sales kicked off at the end of July in South Australia and continued in South Australia for the month of August. As we move into September this will be our largest selling month for the Dohne Breed, with rams being sold across three states Western Australia, South Australia and New South Wales. […]

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Dohne Australia – August 2022

National Dohne Liftout The 2022 National Dohne Liftout comes out in ACM newspapers on Thursday 7th July. Below is a digital copy of this publication. National Dohne Liftout Flippingbook Australian Sheep and Wool Show, Bendigo VIC After 2 years of Covid cancellations, the 3 days of Bendigo ASWS Dohne Tent 2022 began with Longeranong Agricultural College […]

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Dohne Australia – June 2022

Councils’ Annual Face to Face Meeting – Council will conduct the annual face to face meeting on Monday 20 June and Tuesday 21 June in Albury NSW. This provides the opportunity for sub committees to present researched recommendations to council. If any members have topics/issues that they would like council to address at this meeting please email […]

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Dohnemerino’s lewer ongeëwenaarde bydrae

Die getal geregistreerde dohnemerinotelers wat die Wes- en Suid Kaap bedien, beloop tans 24 gevestigde telers, asook twee nuwe stoeterye wat onlangs gestig is. Die getal geregistreerde dohnemerinotelers wat die Wes- en Suid Kaap bedien, beloop tans 24 gevestigde telers, asook twee nuwe stoeterye wat onlangs gestig is. Die 24 gevestigde stoeterye – met ’n […]

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Dohne Australia – May 2022

Councils’ Update Councils’ Annual Face to Face Meeting – Council will conduct the annual face to face meeting on Monday 20 June and Tuesday 21 June in Albury NSW. This provides the opportunity for sub committees to present researched recommendations to council. If any members have topics/issues that they would like council to address at this meeting please […]

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Dohne Merino Annual General meeting and awards

The  Annual general meeting of the Dohne Merino breed society, on 15 February 2022, appointed the newly elected council in the main photograph (Mr Dries Pienaar, absent) to manage the affairs of the society, this year.   Congratulations to newly elected council members, Mr. John Morris and Mr Dries Pienaar.  Mr Koos Vosloo, president of […]

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Dohne Australia – February 2022

Vale Graham Crawford The Council and Members of the ADBA are sad to inform you of the passing of Graham Crawford, Goldvale Dohne Stud, Crystal Brook, South Australia on Friday 31st December 2021. Graham and Helen were one of the early members first using Dohne rams in 2000 and registering the Goldvale Stud, GV 089 in […]

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Dohne Australia – Festive Season/January 2022

Councils’ Year in Review Council has again this year been working on behalf of members to promote the Dohne breed and encourage breeders to maintain a high level of integrity and accuracy with data recording and reporting. The majority of members are to be congratulated on timely and accurate data submission which benefits both individual […]

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Recent Research on Dohne Merinos

Dohne Merino sheep became internationally more popular and as a result more research is performed on Dohne Merinos.  Apart from regular research at the major research institutions in Australia, the Free State university is establishing a Dohne Merino research flock and several research institutions in South America do research on the breed.  In this article […]

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Council Report 2020

The year 2020 was marked by firstly a Foot-and-mouth disease outbreak followed by a Covid-19 national lockdown.  This circumstances caused the Dohne Merino Breed society to cancel the national sale 3 days before its due date.  Consequently, breeders sold the rams selected for the national sale in several ways and some were being held back […]

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Dohne Australia – December 2021

MLA & Sheep Genetics Office Christmas break – The MLA and Sheep Genetics office will be closed  for Christmas holidays starting Friday 24 December 2021 and reopening Tuesday 4 January 2022. The last analysis for 2021 will be: •    DOHNE MERINO – Tuesday 7th December The first analysis for 2022 will be: •    DOHNE MERINO – Friday […]

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Dohne Australia – September 2021

Newly Appointed Councillor Council would like to welcome and congratulate Lynda Farrow, Babirra Dohne Stud, Stansbury South Australia for being the newly appointed Councillor, alongside President Rachel Browne, Vice President John Nadin and Councillors Rhys Parsons, Greg Hall, Don Mills and Darren Gurnett. The National Promotional Committee would also like to welcome Lynda into the […]

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Dohne Australia – October 2021

October Newsletter 2021 September Sales Western Australia C-View Dohnes Ram Sale, Esperance WA 10 rams sold to $1300 and averaged $960. Mollerin Rock Ram Sale, Cadoux WA 79 rams sold to $2300 and averaged $1323. Father and son buyers, Reece (left) and Richard Boyne, TA & D Boyne & Sons, Koorda, Mollerin Rock Dohne stud principal […]

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Dohne Australia – August 2021

Australian Sheep & Wool Show – Dohne Marquee Report Following the Victorian government announcing late Thursday afternoon 15th July that all of Victorian would be going into a 5 day lockdown as of midnight (due to COVID), this meant the Australian Sheep and Wool Show had to be cancelled. We are all hoping this event will be able to go ahead next […]

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Frankfurt Thinktank

The first of a series of three Think tank meetings held by the Dohne Merino breed society was held on April 15 at Frankfort, Free State, with good results for the Dohne industry. The total of 33 inspectors, Dohne Merino flock breeders and stud farmers who attended the event, thoroughly reflected on aspects that contribute […]

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Dohne Merino AGM and awards – 2021

The 55th Annual general Meeting of the Dohne Merino breed society took place at 18H00 hours, 16 February,  at the BKB sales complex, Bloemfontein showgrounds, Bloemfontein.  Although Covid-19 measures prohibited the formal presentation of awards at the customary function after the AGM,  the ocassion was well attended by 46 breeders and officials. The high light […]

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South African Dohne Merino lamb born in Argentina!

After the World Dohne Merino conference, 2016, Argentina, negotiations  at various levels, took place to enable the export of South African Dohne Merino genetic material to the South American market (dominated by Australian Dohne Merino breeders).   After Mr Daniel Groves identified an Argentine breeder interested in South African genetics, a delegation from Argentina visited South […]

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(Afrikaans) Wolboere maak só in moeilike tye

Sorry, this entry is only available in Afrikaans. ’n Raadslid van die Dohnemerinotelers­genootskap van Suid-Afrika het onlangs gesê die wolskaapbedryf in Suid-Afrika verkeer al vir die laaste vier jaar reeds in ’n “staat van inperking”. Daar is verskeie uitdagings wat wolskaapboere op eie bodem in die gesig staar en boerderyomstandighede is ook nie altyd maklik […]

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(Afrikaans) Stoet wys toekoms aan

Sorry, this entry is only available in Afrikaans. Blik op sake Die stoet se rekords word uiters akkuraat bygehou en die bestuursinsette word strategies vir optimale produksie aangewend. Jong rammetjies word op ’n onderhoudsrantsoen aangehou, terwyl beter voeding slegs aan ooie verskaf word wat reproduseer. Dit is juis hierdie strategie wat vir uiters akkurate seleksie […]

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(Afrikaans) Wetenskap is die rigtingwyser

Sorry, this entry is only available in Afrikaans. Talle kleinveeboere op eie bodem voel tans asof hulle in ’n doodloopstraat is vanweë boerderytoestande buite hul beheer. Die swaarmoedigheid word deur politieke en ekonomiese druk vererger, wat tot verswakte maatskaplike omstandighede in die landelike gebiede lei. Hierteenoor is dohnemerino-boere gelukkig wetenskaplik ingestel – hulle kan negatiewe […]

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Results of the Dohne Merino Autumn Sales Season 2019

  The autumn Dohne Merino Production sales exceeded all expectations except for a few sales in areas experiencing the negative effect of the past four years drought conditions.  Once again, the Dohne Merino breed, proved its mettle under conditions of a severe summer drought during which farmers were forced to reduce stock numbers in especially […]

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Dohne Merino Kursus – 3 & 4 July 2019

Presented by Kobus Delport, manager of the Dohne Merino Breed Society of South Africa, and hosted by Stormhoek, Memel. Attend this practical and resourceful course to empower yourself with excellent knowledge on Dohne Merino Breeding & Farming. General Information Limited space book now! Bookings close on 18 June 2019, if any space still available Course […]

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Grootfontein College of Agriculture Production sale 2019

The 12th Grootfontein Dohne Merino Stud Production Auction was held on 22 February 2019 at the Grootfontein College of Agriculture, Middelburg Eastern Cape. All 66 rams and 182 ewes that were on offer at the auction, were sold for an average of R7530 per ram and an average of R2 926 per ewe.  The top […]

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Richard Armstrong – Production sale 2019

Richard Armstrong held an extremely successful Production sale on 05 March 2019.  The 70 rams on offer, were all sold at the average price of R10,321.  This result was markedby the selling of 5 rams at a price of more than R20,000 each.  Congratulations to Mr. John Gary Wardle who bought the top ram on […]

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Wauldby Dohnes – Production sale 2019

Wauldby Dohnes held their annual production sale together with guest seller Gerald Cawthorne, on Wednesday 12 March 2019.  A total of 45 rams were sold at the average price of R8,456.  The highest priced ram was bought by Grootfontein Agricultural College, Middelburg, EC. at R26,000.  Ewes (4-6 Tooth) were sold at prices varying between R1,800 […]

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Program – Changed Format for the National Sale 2019

To avoid any misunderstanding the complete program around and including the national sale  is repeated in both English and Afrikaans: Om enige misverstand uit die weg te ruim word die volledige program rondom die 2019 Nasionale veiling hier herhaal: The council meeting will start off at the Freestate Stadium, 15H00 hour, Monday afternoon, 18 Feb.  […]

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Dohne Merino – Officially a trademark

Dohne Merino is now registered as an official trademark in South Africa. The branding of the registered section of the breed has implications for both registered and unregistered breeders. The Dohne Merino breed society invites all serious breeders to become members of the society in order to participate in the advanced technology facilitated. Marketing and standards ……

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