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Frankfurt Thinktank

The first of a series of three Think tank meetings held by the Dohne Merino breed society was held on April 15 at Frankfort, Free State, with good results for the Dohne industry. The total of 33 inspectors, Dohne Merino flock breeders and stud farmers who attended the event, thoroughly reflected on aspects that contribute […]

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Tweeddale Dohnes – production sale – 2021

Richard Armstrong held his exceptionally successful production sale on the farm Tweeddale, Cathcart, on 02 March, 2021.  The total of 68 extensively reared Dohne Merino rams were sold at the average price of R13,301.  The top price (R41,000) was paid by regular client, Mr van Heerden, Heuningklip, Queenstown for ram number RA180405. The breeding values […]

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Dohne Merino AGM and awards – 2021

The 55th Annual general Meeting of the Dohne Merino breed society took place at 18H00 hours, 16 February,  at the BKB sales complex, Bloemfontein showgrounds, Bloemfontein.  Although Covid-19 measures prohibited the formal presentation of awards at the customary function after the AGM,  the ocassion was well attended by 46 breeders and officials. The high light […]

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Lowmar Dohnes – Production sale – 2021

Lowmar Dohnes held their annual production sale on Wednesday 27 January 2021.   The total of 59 rams were sold for the average price of R13610.   The highest priced ram LM190393 with production figures of Weaning direct 0.049; Weaning maternal 1.076; Number of lambs weaned 4.606; Clean fleece weight 0.462; Fibre diameter -0.286;  was […]

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Olea Dohnes – Dohne Merino Production sale – 2021

Olea Dohnes held their Production sale on the farm Strydfontein, Barkly East on 21 January 2021.  After a prolonged period of absence, this founder Dohne Merino stud 39 excellent Dohne Merino rams (100 percent sales percentage), at the average price of R5,838.  The highest priced ram OJ182428, with top production figures of Weaning direct 3.948 […]

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Potberg Dohnes – Production sale – 2021

Potberg Dohnes held their annual production sale in true Dohne tradition on Thursday 21 January 2021.  The total of 69 excellent extensively reared Dohne Merino rams were all sold for the average price of R11,804.  The highest priced ram sold for R29,000 has production figures of Weaning direct 3.238 Kg; Weaning maternal -0.053; Number of […]

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South African Dohne Merino lamb born in Argentina!

After the World Dohne Merino conference, 2016, Argentina, negotiations  at various levels, took place to enable the export of South African Dohne Merino genetic material to the South American market (dominated by Australian Dohne Merino breeders).   After Mr Daniel Groves identified an Argentine breeder interested in South African genetics, a delegation from Argentina visited South […]

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Schietfontein Dohnes – Production sale – 2020

Niel Kruger held the excellent Schietfontein Dohne Merino production sale on an extremely cold 18th day of August 2020.  Despite extreme cold conditions, the sale was a huge success and 33 Dohne Merino rams were sold at the average price of R9242.  Mr Jurgen Kruizenga bought the highest priced ram at R19000.  Production figures for […]

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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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