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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
Contact Us

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
Ph: 02 6027 1190
Mobile : 0429 208 674

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2022 September Newsletter

Printable Sale Catalogue

Full Sale Catalogue

Ram Preview Day
Friday 16th September 2022 (NEW DATE)
9:30am – 4pm 
All auction rams will be penned in lot order

2022  On Property Ram Sale
Wednesday 21st September 2022
Inspection – 9.30 Sale – 1pm.
230 unhoused 2021 drop rams.

  • 247L Dunedoo Road, Ballimore NSW
  • Refreshments will be available
  • All are welcome to attend both events

The above average seasons have continued the likes we haven’t seen since 98,99 & 2000. The young rams have stood up well having received over 300 mm since shearing with 113 mm of this falling over the last 3 weeks. These can be challenging times but as a Seedstock producer these challenges are important. 

With the mid micron wool market floundering coupled with extremely wet seasons, drench and fly resistance, labour shortage and shearer supply, there seems to be a move in some areas from wool breeds into shedding breeds. These breeds, however, do present management challenges of their own. Of all agriculture commodities wool has the most upside and I believe that it will move substantially. A largely unrecognised fact is that Dohnes and Merinos consistently outperform other breeds for meat eating quality and they have no hair fibre meat contamination issues. As supply outstrips demand I think these factors will enhance the demand for Dohne lamb.

On the back of our record breaking sale last year we will offer 230 hogget rams at our 20th sale, the highest ever Dohne ram offering by a single vendor in Australia . This enables clients a large selection and the opportunity to secure rams within the top 40 % of the drop.

In seeking optimal ewe efficiency, all ewes at Macquarie are weighed pre joining and again at weaning. Over the last 10 years we have reduced the average adult ewe body weight by 9kg, without affecting early growth rates (average weaned lamb has increased by 6.6kg over 15 years) or wool cut.

The average Dam Adult BW (pre joining) of this year’s sale team is 65.5kg. 

13 Sires from 4 families are represented in the sale offering clients a large genetic pool.

Private selection rams will be available in three grades, $1500, $1200 and $900 from Monday September 26. 


Balmoral Victoria, 2020

MD18-230 Empire

Trait leader in :

  • Post Weaning Weight
  • Adult Body Weight
  • Eye Muscle
  • Fat
  • Topline
  • Non Fibre Pigmentation
  • Breech Cover
  • Breech Wrinkle
  • Dag

Balmoral Victoria, 2021 (Preliminary results) 

MD19-1457 Wardry 

Trait leader in :

  • Post Weaning Body Weight
  • Post Weaning Fibre Diameter Coefficient of Variation

Coonong Dohne Sire Evaluation , Urana NSW (Year 1 of 3) 

MD16-2966 Wardry

Trait leader in :

  • Post Weaning Clean Fleece Weight
  • Post Weaning Staple Length
  • Fibre Production Index 


  • Post Weaning Tops
  • Post Weaning Culls
  • Yearling Culls
  • Dust
  • Staple Structure
  • Wool Character
  • Belly

Off Shears

  • Back
  • Body Wrinkle
  • Neck Wrinkle


  • Legs
  • Jaw

This is the first ever sire evaluation using Dohne ewes and we are happy with how our sires are performing.

As I’ve stated before; We are great believers in ASBVs ….. AS A GUIDE. We are breeding sheep, not figures. No ram or ewe is selected on ASBVs. We fine tune with figures after they have been subjectively classed.

Australian Sheep and Wool Show 2022

ADBA Fleece Competition highlights – 6 month fleece 

  • 3 Fleece Group – 1st , 2nd & 3rd
  • Single Fleece – 1st , 2nd & 3rd. (This is the 4th year in a row that we’ve won this competition.)
  • ·Sale of MD20-2684 for $10,000 to Coonong Station. 

Please note that due to the pending wet weather our sale ram preview day has been moved to Friday September 16. 

A pre-sale dinner will be held at the Cattleman’s Motel Dubbo on Tuesday 20th September at 7pm. 

Regards John Nadin 

Last Years Results Above all expectations our 18th annual ram sale broke a few breed records. 196 hogget rams sold to a top of $7000  and averaged $3518 for a 100% clearance. Rams were sold to NSW, QLD, VIC & SA. Pleasing was the 5 new purchasers but most pleasing was the support from clients we’ve had for up to 20 years who purchased 85% of the offering.

We look forward to catching up throughout the selling season.
For further sale enquires and ram preview day bookings please contact:

John Nadin 0427 474 610

James Koster 0427 546 873

Greg McCann 0499 865 120

Will Nadin 0430 315 558

James Nadin 0439 709 306

Clemson Hiscox & Co, Walgett NSW
Chris Clemson 0428 287 222 

Russell Hiscox 0428 281 248

Auctioneer: Paul Dooley 0458 662646

Auction phone bidding contacts :

Peter Milling & Co

Bruce Bryant 0428 451 092

Tom Pollard 0499 823 544