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The Dohne Merino Breed Society continues to take part in expos and information days to share information about the industry and also to discuss various topics of interests to breed Dohne Merinos. The main events the Dohne Merino breed participated in included: Nampo Cape, Alpha expo at Parys Free State, “Kragdag” east of Pretoria and Aldam Livestock School.

Nampo Cape held at Bredasdorp, remains the Dohne Merino breed’s main exhibition opportunity. This year an excellent AI sire and two ewes, one with a quadruplet and one with a triplet of Mr Boeta Wessels, were displayed

Mr Danie Bruwer took responsibility for the Alpha Expo as well as the “Kragdag” exhibition and presentation at Aldam Livestock school. Mr Bruwer, South Africa’s 2018 national intensive small stock farmer of year, also held an intensive small stock farming workshop at Alpha expo, which was attended by 80 participants. Congratulations to all Dohne Merino breeders who received awards from SA Studbook for the accuracy and promptness in submitting data as well as efficient use of breeding values to improve their flocks! This expo will possibly be moved to the venue of Nampo, Bothaville, on account of the size thereof.

The “Kragdag” expo was also very well attended and provided the opportunity to demonstrate Dohne Merino farming to farmers from North West, Mpumalanga and Gauteng.

The latest scientific developments in stock farming are communicated to livestock farmers at the Aldam Expo. It was a privilege to communicate the newest developments in Dohne Merino breeding in the presence of other prominent small stock breeds. Thank you to Mr Danie Bruwer who provided his Dohne Merinos for the purpose of the demonstration.

The meeting of Region 5’s breeders, is becoming a major event on the Dohne Merino Calendar. This year’s meeting took place at the University of the Free State and information on topics ranging from genetics to feeding physiology and small stock diseases were discussed by experts in their fields.

ther information days of note included one at Kaallaagte close to Bethlehem, Brandfort (Nello stud), The course at Kromspruit Dohnes (reported on under courses) and a Dohne Merino demonstration for the Grootfontein Agricultural College’s students.

Attendees at the Kaallaagte information day, including learners from Weston College of Agriculture.

A top sire of Kromspruit Dohnes, after 11 months growth of wool was shorn off for demonstration at the 40th anniversary of the Kromspruit production sale

Students of Grootfontein College of Agriculture together with Dr. Kobus Delport at the Dohne Merino practical demonstration.

Management of the South African Federation for Small Stock Breed Societies: Mr A Westraad (Sectretary, Dorper Breed Society), Mr Jan Vosloo (President, SA Mutton Merino Breed Society) and Dr. Kobus Delport (Vice President, Dohne Merino Breed Society)

President Koos Vosloo presents a token of appreciation to Virbac to commemorate the 40th presentation of the Virbac National Top Breeder Dohne Merino award

The new background made by Region 3 – especially for the Nampo Cape exhibition

Part of the excellent Dohne Merino exhibition at the Alpha expo, Parys Free State.

The Dohne Merino exhibition at “Kragdag” in the making

Excellent Dohne Merino lambs at the “Kragdag” expo

Dohne Merinos of Danie Bruwer waiting for the demonstration in the arena at Aldam Livestock School.

Members of Region 5 discussing a specific relevant point at the meeting of Region 5 at Free State University

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