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Piket Dohnes – Production sale – 2020

Isak Smit held Piket Dohnes 13th production on Thursday, 6 August 2020 at the Eendekuil recreational hall.  The total 0f 81 Dohne Merino rams were all sold at the excellent average price of R13475.   The top priced ram with production figures of growth rate +2.41 kg.,  maternal growth rate +0.46 kg., weaning rate 0.58 […]

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Swarco Dohnes – Production sale – 2020

Swarco Dohnes held their extremely successful production sale in collaboration with the ‘Caledon ramtelersverening’ sale on Wednesday, 10 June 2020.  Dohne Merinos, Dormers and SA Mutton Merinos were sold at this occasion.  Swarco Dohnes sold all 48 Dohne rams offered for sale at the excellent average price of R13073 each.  The highest priced Dohne Merino […]

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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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OVK Fibre & Live Stock

OVK se veselafdeling is die tweede grootste wolmakelaar in Suid-Afrika en die grootste hanteerder van sybokhaar in die wêreld. Die werwing van wol en sybokhaar word gerugsteun deur ‘n landswye professionele span tegniese velddienste wat ’n enorme bydrae lewer tot die genetiese verbetering van wolskape en angorabokke, asook die kommersiële prestasie van wol, sybokhaar en […]

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Cash flow solutions from the farm to the abattoir.

Now let’s talk AgriBusiness. Our AgriBusiness teams are not only bankers, but also agricultural experts of this dynamic sector. We’ll give you access to working capital, and the flexibility you need to operate your business. This is the reason more businesses partner with Standard Bank than any other bank in South Africa. For more information, […]

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Wool Testing Bureau SA

WTB Is a Company Limited by guarantee and, having no shareholders, is neutrally positioned and committed to serve the entire wool industry in South Africa. WTB was incorporated on 26th June 1990 and provides sampling and testing services to the South African Wool and Textile Industries. The company is involved in testing and research for purposes of the certification of wool according to the requirements laid down by the International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO).

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Regional winners of the Top Breeder Competition

The regional winners listed in this announcement have been evaluated and identified according to the set of objective criteria, summarized in the score card compiled and adjusted for this competition. The evaluation includes various aspects amongst others; stud administration, breed promotion, punctual dispatching of documentation such as birth registrations classing lists, per capita lists, ac- […]

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Molatek – Wool Master – ensure more profit

Wool Master Concentrate increases the performance of ewes on complete mixed diets during pasture shortages and gives increased milk production during lactation. It is fed to ewes as a maintenance and production lick or complete mixed diet for additional foetus and udder development in late pregnancy. It helps to prevent weight loss whilst increasing conception and weaning percentages.

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Pelvimetry and other selected measurements in young Dohne Merino ewes

Background: Dystocia occurs when there is a failure in one or more of the three main components of birth: expulsive force, birth canal adequacy and fetal size or position [ CITATION Mee08 \l 1033 ]. Deutscher (1991) indicated that the major cause of dystocia is a disproportion between birth weight and the ewe’s pelvic area. […]

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Voermol Maxiwol Concentrate

For more than 50 years Voermol Feeds has been enabling farmers to strategically feed their livestock in order to maximize their return on investment. Voermol produces a complete range of quality molasses based products which are scientifically balanced to meet the nutritional requirements of ruminants during various production stages and on all types of grazing. At the heart of the process, is the drive for efficient animal production.

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Shepherd Farm Software

The Shepherd program was recently upgraded to provide for electronic ear-tagging. The program is now fully integrated with the electronic ID Reader – APR-500. Information such as mating’s, pregnancies, lambing’s, weights, wool data and health related data, can now be automatically imported from a Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) into Shepherd software. RFID ear-tags can be […]

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DNA – Tests in sheep to verify Genetic Descent

The growing interest in agricultural technology and the fact that breed societies increasingly require DNA parentage tests to confirm the identity of animals, renders it a good time to consider compiling a DNA profile database for all stud animals. Worldwide, DNA profile tests are accepted as the standard to confirm the pedigree for breeding farm […]

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Dohne Merino Courses 2019

Courses remain one of the main marketing activities of the Dohne Merino Breed Society. The purpose of the courses is to introduce the breed and to “instil a love” for the breed amongst all participants in courses. In addition, courses offer highly technical information on animal breeding, farm management and administration, essential information for inspectors […]

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2019 Promotion Sales – A new trend

A new trend has taken hold among stud breeders viz. to allow fellow breeders to sell rams at their auctions as “guest sellers”. Results of such “joint” auctions necessarily had to be indicated separately under production auction results. In some cases, breeders have also combined their production auctions with a promotional auction to get better […]

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