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2021 November Newsletter

18th Annual Production Sale 
All 196 rams sold for a top price of $7000 and an average of $3518.
Rams were sold to New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Queensland and spirited bidding lifted the stud average to a new high and what is believed to be a Dohne record average, after snatching that title from another which had taken the record just a day previously.
26 bidders onsite were joined by 51 registered bidders and 26 viewers on AuctionsPlus.
Third in the draft was Macquarie Dohne 202622, which topped the sale at $7000 when longtime clients David and Annie Berrell, Midgery Dohne stud, Walgett, returned to the Ballimore stud.
A grandson of Wardry 2966 and a twin son of MD180479 and out of MD163270, the ram had Australian sheep breeding values placing him in the top 20 per cent of the breed for post-weaning weight, and in the top 5pc of the breed for yearling clean fleece weight.
He had a Dohne Plus index of 167.1, also placing him in the top 20pc of the breed.
Of the gallery of buyers, there were 11 new clients of Macquarie Dohne stud that purchased rams.
With the support from Macquarie clients and the large numbers of new clients, it just shows why this was a cracker of a sale this year. The Dohne breed are breaking records left right and center this year. 

17th Annual Victorian Sale
Due to Covid 19, the annual Victorian Dohne ram sale has been moved to Thursday 18th November 2021.
We will be offering:

  • 1 stud sire MD180230
  • 14 spring 2020 drop selected rams.

MD Empire 180230 is an exciting ET bred young sire out of a KP2345 elite stud ewe. 230 has a beautiful presence and ticks all the industry profit drivers; Top 10% for Maternal Weaning Weight and Dual Purpose Index, top 15% for Eye Muscle and Fat.
He has excellent width, depth, twist and barrel along with a long stapled, bright, stylish 64’s fleece with a 99.5% comfort factor. 230 is free of any ear, nose or eye blemishes. His half brother, 17-4684, was Champion NSW ram and a member of the Champion NSW pair and Reserve Champion National pair at the 2019 Australian Sheep & Wool Show.

MD180230 with 5months wool growth.
MD180230 wool

The sale will be conducted by Nutrien and Elders and held at the Ballarat showground. Inspection from 10am with sale commencing at 1pm. This year we will be conducting this auction interfaced with Auctions Plus.

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Grade Rams
Grade rams are now available for private selection in three grades: $1500, $1200 & $900.