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Sale Information


  • Friday 13th September 2024
  • Macquarie Ram Depot, “Carinya” Ballimore NSW
  • From 9:30am to 4pm

    • Wednesday 25th September 2024
    • Macquarie Ram Depot, “Carinya” Ballimore NSW
    • Inspection from 9:30am
    • Sale 1pm
    • 200 Performance Dohne Rams
    • The auction will be interfaced with AuctionsPlus
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John Nadin
Mobile : 0427 474 610

Greg McCann
Mobile : 0499 865 120

Stud Representatives:
Will Nadin
Mobile: 0430 315 558

James Nadin
Mobile : 0439 709 306

Peter Nadin
Mobile : 0439 717 677

Stud Classer:
James Koster
Mobile: 0427 546 873

Macquarie Dohnes Office
Tanya Barton
Mobile : 0429 208 674

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Central West Genetics

2022 December Newsletter

Macquarie year in review

19th Annual Production Sale
A clearance of 96 per cent was achieved at our 19th annual Production Ram sale with rams being sold across NSW, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, and South Australia.
The offering of 228 rams was the largest offering of Dohne rams ever from one vendor and was up by 30 compared to the 2021 Macquarie Dohne sale.
Overall, 222 of 228 rams sold to a top of $8000 for an average of $3000.
Topping the sale at $8000 was MD214702, purchased by O’Brien Poll Merino and Dohne Merino, Kyancutta, Ayre Peninsula, South Australia.

Auctioneer Paul Dooley, Tamworth NSW, Bruce Bright and Tom Pollard, Peter Milling and Co, Dubbo NSW, Chris Clemson, Clemson Hiscox and Co, Walgett NSW, and vendor John Nadin, Macquarie Dohne Stud, Ballimore NSW, with the $8000 top priced ram.

18th Annual Victorian Sale
A disappointing but expected result as most of our Victorian clients are purchasing from our in property sale. Macquarie topped the sale at $1750 and had the top average of $1437.50.
The top priced ram was sold to long standing clients Richard & Sarah Johnston, Longford, Tasmania. 

Macquarie stud principal John Nadin, Ballimore NSW, with Nutrien Ag South-East Stud Stock Auctioneer Peter Godbolt with the top-priced Dohne ram Lot 25, tag MD214257 which sold for $1750.

Clients Highlights
As Macquarie blood has the largest throughput of Dohnes on AuctionsPlus it is difficult to mention every clients sale but some highlights of 2022 are; 

  • Stephen & Di Perry, Warren NSW – Hogget ewes $220
  • Geoff Hunter, Garah NSW – Hogget ewes $220
  • Darren & Clair Robson, Fords Bridge NSW – SIL ewes $272 
  • Sam & Tennille Siemer – Milparinka (Broken Hill) NSW – Ewe weaners $180
    • (134% lambing )

Sale Yard Results:

  • Paul & Janice Kilpatrick , Warren NSW – Wether hoggets $175

Over the hook Results:

  • Jim, Sue, Mark & Caitlin Currey, Carinda NSW – Wether lambs off grass, 29kg dressed to return $238
    • (128% ave lambing) 

Current News 
We have just finished the first two rounds of a 100 donor embryo transfer program. These elite performance ewes impregnated to leading sires will produce approximately 700 lambs ensuring top genetics moving forward. 

Nadin Clan
Peter – After a 3 year stint at Boonoke Merino Stud, Peter has branched out and will work at home along with James and Grace whilst conducting a sheep and cattle contracting business as well as sheep classing.
Pete along with James will be a big asset to Macquarie Dohnes.
Pete can be contacted on – 0439 717 677

Pete holding Macquarie’s Supreme Dohne exhibit at the 2016 Australian Sheep & Wool Show, Bendigo VIC.

James– While being an invaluable member of the Macquarie Team over the last three years James also conducts a sheep pregnancy scanning, sheep jetting business and sheep classing.
James can be contacted on – 0439 709 306

Will  – Will, will also available for Sheep & cattle work , lamb marking and sheep classing. 
Will can be contacted on – 0430 315 558

A big thank to the team that makes Macquarie Dohnes a leading genetic success; James Koster, James Nadin, Grace Nadin, Tanya Barton, CWG , Will Nadin, Clemson Hiscox & Co, Peter Milling & Co and associated agents across the country.
Thank you for your continued support and wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
John and Greg.