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The Top Breeder award at the 2017 National Dohne Merino Sale

The Dohne Merino Breed Society announced with great pride that Mr. Clark Rattray won the 19th award of the Dohne Merino Top Breeder trophy.  The Breed society also convey a special word of thank to the four sponsors of the award namely Virbac, BKB, Voermol and Molatek (regional winner sponsor).  Virbac that was involved from the very beginning ……….

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National Dohne Merino sale – Record breaking price in 2017

2017’s National sale will be remembered for the all-time record price of R220000 paid by Members of Crux Dohnes for the ram JW150558.  The ram’s performance figures was as follows : Weaning direct growth rate – +0.44 (above average in the breed); Weaning maternal – +3.75 (In the top 10% of the breed); Body weight at 12 months +5.59 kg. (top 10%);  Clean fleece weight +0.45 (top 10%); Fibre Diameter -0.15  (Average); General Merit +19.9 (top 10%).    The ram was bred ……….

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Autumn Production Sales – 2017 – Summary

Compared to 2016 all autumn production sales for 2017 are, practically spoken, finalized.  There are still one production sale to come on the 24th of March 2017, but this particular sale did not take place in 2016.   It is therefore reasonable to  compare the 2017 production sales results to that of 2016.  In 2017 a total of 1126 rams were sold at an average price of  ……….

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Most successful Dohne Merino Field day in South America

Gabriel Capurro, president of the Uruguayan Dohne Merino Association,  hosted an extremely successful field day on his farm La Pastoral.  The day was attended by more than a hundred people and this success was ascribed to competitions including selecting the ewe with the heaviest fleece, finest fleece, heaviest  lamb, average weight of the ewe hoggets etc. ………..

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Australian Dohne Merino Breeder – Murray Rogerson visits South Africa

Murray Rogerson is a prominent Dohne Merino Breeder in the state of Victoria, Australia.  Murray’s Stirling Dohne Merino stud is situated in the South Western part of Victoria at Glenthompson.   Murray describes the area as a “soft damp area” with an average yearly rainfall of 540mm.   Sheep have to handle “long wet grass” for approximately …………

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Sales 2017 – Grootfontein Research Trust, Middelburg EC

Grootfontein  Research Trust held their Dohne Merino stud’s annual production sale on the 24th of February, 2017.   The sale was marked by initial cancellation on account of a trade union dispute at this agricultural institution.   After several representations to the head office of the Agricultural Department the sale could proceed and subsequently ……….

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Sales 2017 – White Wools, Molteno

Andries and Dries Pienaar held their annual Production sale on the 25th of January 2017 on their farm in the Molteno district. The sale was marked by the display and viewing of their excellent top rams to be offered for sale on the 15th of February at the National Dohne Merino sale in Bloemfontein. The 63 rams of excellent quality on offer, were all sold at the high average price of ……….

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Sales 2017 – LA and J de la Harpe, Normandy Dohne Stud, Graaff Reinet

The production sale of the Normandy Dohne Merino Stud took place on the 28th of February, 2017.  This excellent longstanding Dohne Merino stud sold a total of 53  top quality Dohne  Merino rams for an average price of R9585.  Mr KP (Kevin) Miles, commercial Dohne Merino farmer from Dordrecht,  who also bought a ram at R13000,  paid […]

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Sales 2017 – FEM Dohnes, Burgersdorp

This well established Dohne Merino stud kept on functioning under the worst possible drought conditions, thinkable, for at least the last three years.   Despite this appalling farming conditions,  Frans and Andries Marx hosted an extremely successful production sale on the 22nd of February 2017.  A total of 85 rams were sold at an average price of R9894.  The highest priced ram ………..

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Sales 2017 – Vlakkloof Dohnes, Protem

Daniel Giliomee, our Dohne merino breeder with top marketing skills held the annual production sale of his Vlakkloof Dohne Merino Stud on the evening of 24 January 2017. Daniel’s evening schedule included entertainment of the ladies present, by Wessel of Koekedoor fame! Needless to say that this form of marketing paid off very handsomely and the 48 rams on offer were sold at an ………..

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Sales 2017 – Potberg Production Sale

The 2017 Dohne Merino Autumn sales season kicked off with the extremely successful sale of Mr. JF (Vlooi) Du Toit’s Potberg Dohne Merino Stud, Bredasdorp. Mr. Du Toit sold 81 top rams for the average price of R9728. This average price is R578 higher than the price recorded in 2016 for the same sale. Mr. Du Toit’s rams were in demand for especially ………………………

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