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Kei Road promotion sale – 2022

Sellers Boet Steenkamp (Olea Dohnes, Barkly East), Tom and John Blaine (Ross Dohnes, Amabele), Gerald and Erna Cawthorne (Southgate Dohnes, Stutterheim), Greg Hart (Msenge Trust, Komga) Mninawa Qotoy (Mountain view, Elliot) and Morne de Bruin (Hampton farms, Cathcart) must be congratulated on the excellence of their rams offered for sale at the Kei Road sale […]

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Dohne Merino Annual General meeting and awards

The  Annual general meeting of the Dohne Merino breed society, on 15 February 2022, appointed the newly elected council in the main photograph (Mr Dries Pienaar, absent) to manage the affairs of the society, this year.   Congratulations to newly elected council members, Mr. John Morris and Mr Dries Pienaar.  Mr Koos Vosloo, president of […]

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Dohne Australia – February 2022

Vale Graham Crawford The Council and Members of the ADBA are sad to inform you of the passing of Graham Crawford, Goldvale Dohne Stud, Crystal Brook, South Australia on Friday 31st December 2021. Graham and Helen were one of the early members first using Dohne rams in 2000 and registering the Goldvale Stud, GV 089 in […]

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Dohne Australia – Festive Season/January 2022

Councils’ Year in Review Council has again this year been working on behalf of members to promote the Dohne breed and encourage breeders to maintain a high level of integrity and accuracy with data recording and reporting. The majority of members are to be congratulated on timely and accurate data submission which benefits both individual […]

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Recent Research on Dohne Merinos

Dohne Merino sheep became internationally more popular and as a result more research is performed on Dohne Merinos.  Apart from regular research at the major research institutions in Australia, the Free State university is establishing a Dohne Merino research flock and several research institutions in South America do research on the breed.  In this article […]

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Council Report 2020

The year 2020 was marked by firstly a Foot-and-mouth disease outbreak followed by a Covid-19 national lockdown.  This circumstances caused the Dohne Merino Breed society to cancel the national sale 3 days before its due date.  Consequently, breeders sold the rams selected for the national sale in several ways and some were being held back […]

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Dohne Australia – December 2021

MLA & Sheep Genetics Office Christmas break – The MLA and Sheep Genetics office will be closed  for Christmas holidays starting Friday 24 December 2021 and reopening Tuesday 4 January 2022. The last analysis for 2021 will be: •    DOHNE MERINO – Tuesday 7th December The first analysis for 2022 will be: •    DOHNE MERINO – Friday […]

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Towerland Dohnes – Production sale – 2021

Mr. Koenas van der Westhuizen held Towerland Dohnes’ annual production production sale on the 7th of September, 2021, at Nieuwoudtville, Western Cape.   This extremely  successfull sale resulted in 60 Dohne Merino rams sold at the average price of R14,250.  Congratulations to Mr. Boeta Wessels who bought the highest priced ram at R41,000.  JV200281 born […]

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Dohne Australia – September 2021

Newly Appointed Councillor Council would like to welcome and congratulate Lynda Farrow, Babirra Dohne Stud, Stansbury South Australia for being the newly appointed Councillor, alongside President Rachel Browne, Vice President John Nadin and Councillors Rhys Parsons, Greg Hall, Don Mills and Darren Gurnett. The National Promotional Committee would also like to welcome Lynda into the […]

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Dohne Australia – October 2021

October Newsletter 2021 September Sales Western Australia C-View Dohnes Ram Sale, Esperance WA 10 rams sold to $1300 and averaged $960. Mollerin Rock Ram Sale, Cadoux WA 79 rams sold to $2300 and averaged $1323. Father and son buyers, Reece (left) and Richard Boyne, TA & D Boyne & Sons, Koorda, Mollerin Rock Dohne stud principal […]

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Olyvenbosch Dohnes – Production Sale – 2021

Stephen and Carel Mouton staged Olyvenbosch Dohnes’ extremely successful annual production sale on Thursday, 12 August, 2021, at the Eendekuil recreational hall.  The total of 57 rams on offer were all sold for the average price of R14825 and the highest priced ram at R25,000 was sold to Mr Jan-Hendrik Visser, Piketberg.  The ram, SP200264, […]

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Bester Brs. – Production sale – 2021

FC and Jandre Bester held Corsando Dohnes’ annual production sale on Friday, 06 August, 2021, on the farm Kruispad, in the Moorreesburg district.   FC Bester (XP-Boerdery) sold 67 rams at the average price of R16,254 and Jandre Bester sold 27 equally excellent extensively adapted Dohne Merino rams at R12,960 on average.  FC Bester’s top priced […]

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Dohne Australia – August 2021

Australian Sheep & Wool Show – Dohne Marquee Report Following the Victorian government announcing late Thursday afternoon 15th July that all of Victorian would be going into a 5 day lockdown as of midnight (due to COVID), this meant the Australian Sheep and Wool Show had to be cancelled. We are all hoping this event will be able to go ahead next […]

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Kromspruit Dohnes – Production sale 2 – 2021

Mark and Freddy Schmidt held Kromspruit Dohnes’ annual production sale with excellent results on the 9th of July, 2021.  The sale was held in electronic format due to Covid-19 restrictions at that time.  Consequently no photograph of the highest priced ram sold at R30,000 with it new owner, Mr. JF Eloff, could be taken.   Despite […]

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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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Tweedale 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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