Jamestown Show Report
The Dohne Breed was well represented at the Jamestown Show on the 2nd and 3rd of October.
With the support of 4 South Australian studs: Babirra, Clover Downs, Eagle Ridge, and Ulooloo, and Macquarie from NSW and Stirling from Victoria there was an eye-catching display in front of the ram shed.
The Jamestown Show Committee were rapt to have so many Dohne Merino Sheep from such a wide area represented.
On the Monday judging of the 2021 drop ewes and rams took place with the following results:
- Single Ram First Place Macquarie
- Runner-up Ulooloo
- Pair Rams First Place Ulooloo
- Runner-up Macquarie
- Pair Ewe Hoggets First Place Clover Downs
- Runner-up Eagle Ridge
A big thank-you to Tim Hall and Cody Jones for judging with John Staker as advisor.
Thank you also to Elders Burra, Nutrien Jamestown, and AWN for sponsorship.
All studs indicated that they would attend again next year as it proved to be a valuable way to catch-up with other breeders and promote our breed.
Greg Hall, ADBA Vice President
Dohne Ram Sale Results
Sale reports and photos on behalf of The Land and Stock and Land.
Southern Ram Sale, Wanganella NSW
57 rams sold to $4750(x4) and averaged $2438.60.
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VIC Ultimate Dohne Ram Sale, Nurcoung VIC
74 rams sold to $3600 and averaged $1582.
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States’ Year in Review South Australia
South Australian ram sales for 2022 have seen a slight increase in clearance rate to 88% at an overall average of $1,684. This is slightly down on the 2021 average but still a strong result and offers value for range of budgets. The top price ($7200) and average ($2,769) were achieved by Mt Alma.
Demand for Dohne rams continues to grow across the state as more farmers are seeking a self replacing breed with the back up of quality performance data. The fertility, meat, bare breech and high quality wool characteristics of the Dohne are a highly attractive package that will continue to gain attention of those willing to move away from the “traditional” breeds.
Wishing everyone a favourable end to the year, hoping that the rain keeps falling where it’s needed and holds off for a while where it’s not.
Rob Hall, ADBA South Australian President