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Dohne Australia – February 2024

AMSEA Coonong Sire Evaluation Open Day Report Coonong sire trial open day 21st February was attended by approx. 50 people including 8 sire entrant owners. Adult ewe updates to fleece and body were presented as well as final figures on the wether drop, as well as visual scoring and classing results. Udder and teat traits were collected and […]

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Dohne Australia – July 2023

Partner in the former Burnbank Dohne Stud, Carol Hale of Cavendish Victoria, passed away suddenly whilst teaching at the Horsham Secondary School where she had been posted for the past 9 years. Partner Andrew Campbell speaking during the funeral on Friday June 30 recalled the payment of many invoices for Carol’s spare time hobby of repairing old computers for children

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Dohne Australia – February 2023

Council would like to inform members of the passing of former ADBA Approved Classer and Elders branch manager Clyde McKenzie who passed away in the first week of January 2023. 
Clyde serviced the Riverina district for 47 years as a wool buyer, over these year Clyde was the District Wool Manager for Elders, along with serving 12 years as the Deniliquin Branch Manager.

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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 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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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 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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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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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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