A Riverina family’s Dohne wool is in demand for being non-mulesed and ethically produced !
Tom and Sophie Holt run a sheep, cattle and irrigated cropping enterprise at Urana and Jerilderie and their Dohne wool poved to be popular at knitwear manufacturers. Their wool clip, from a flock of 32,000 sheep, has been snapped up by Australian and New Zealand companies producing pure wool travel and leisure garments according to the Australian Stock & Land website. Woollen apparel made from Dohne fleece has been supplied to the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces and the Victorian Police. Wool from the Holt family’s Coonong Station clip has also been used by Qantas for company uniforms.
Mr Holt also said that demand for high volumes of ethically produced wool was strong from Japan, New Zealand and China and that manufacturers indicated that Dohne wool spun well due to a high comfort factor.
Garments made from Coonong wool will be on display at the Station during a stop over on the 2016 Dohne Global Conference tour on Tuesday, July 19. Visitors, especially the South African Dohne contingent will look forward to inspect the 4500 unclassed maiden ewes and Dohne sires. They will also enjoy an Argentinian style lunch.
Tom and Sophie’s wool clip stems from 32,000 Dohne and Dohne cross sheep, including 13,000 breeding ewes and yield approximately 14,5 tons of wool with an average fibre diameter of 19.9 micron ! The complete article may be read by using the link http://www.stockandland.com.au/story/4011191/dohne-proves-a-profitable-fit/?cs=4594