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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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Central West Genetics

2023 July Newsletter

With commodity prices falling and the season tightening the gloss has somewhat come off agriculture.
This is where the Dohne really shines ….. low production costs, low labour inputs, high fertility, doing ability, quality apparel wool, plain bodied, mules free, high growth rates and a quality prime lamb carcase.
Although the wool market has lagged behind other agricultural commodities in recent years, it has been consistent . The fineness, staple strength, staple length and quality of Dohne wool along with the premium for non-mulesed wool still makes the wool component a profitable return.
Coupled with early turn-off of quality prime lambs and low labour input, the Dohne package remains the most profitable sheep enterprise.
This is evident in the results of Macquarie’s performance in merino sire evaluations in some of the most challenging sheep country in Australia. The results below speak for themselves.

Balmoral Merino Sire Evaluation – ‘Austral Park’ Colleraine Victoria
MD19-1457 Trait leader in:

Classer’s Visual
• Tops

• Feet & Legs
• Body wrinkle

• Fibre diameter CV
• Staple length
• Non fibre pigmentation

Weight and Carcase
• Post weaning weight
• Hogget weight (68.5% Above the 2nd place getter)
• Adult weight
• Eye Muscle
• Fat

Coonong Dohne Sire Evaluation ‘Coonong Station’ Urana NSW
MD16-2966 Trait leader in:

Classer’s visual
• Tops
• Culls

• Feet & legs
• Breech wrinkle
• Dag
• Belly

• Clean fleece weight
• Staple length
• Staple strength
• Staple structure
• Dust penetration
• Fibre pigmentation
• Non fibre pigmentation

Balmoral Merino Sire Evaluation ‘Jigsaw Farms’ Hensley Park Victoria
MD18-0230 Trait leader in:

• Back (top line)
• Breech cover
• Breech wrinkle
• Dag

• Non fibre pigmentation

Weight and Carcase
• Post weaning weight
• Adult weight
• Eye muscle
• Fat

Macquarie’s 2023 Calendar of Events

Australian Sheep & Wool Show – July 14 – 16
This is Australia’s premier sheep event. Macquarie has 31 rams and ewes entered along with 12 fleeces and a static display.
Production Sale Preview Day – September 8
All auction rams penned in lot order for pre sale perusal
20th On-Property Production Sale – September 20
Approximately 200 top of the drop hogget rams will be offered.

Grade ram private selections commence September 25

Naracoorte Show – October 14
To service clients in the south east 8 rams will be available for private treaty.
Ballarat Show – November 10 – 12
As the multi vendor Ballarat Dohne Sale is no longer operating we will offer 8 rams (stud & flock) for private treaty.
As demand for rams has been unprecedented, it’s important to get your orders in early.
Free shearing and delivery to most areas.

Recent Client Results

Last Years Results
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.

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
Greg McCann 0499 865 120

STUD CLASSER: James Koster 0427 546 873

Will Nadin 0430 315 558
James Nadin 0439 709 306
Peter Nadin 0439 717 677

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 & Company
Bruce Bryant 0428 451 092