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2021 December Newsletter

As the year draws to a close our thoughts go out to those having had a difficult harvest due to the inclement weather and to those loved ones that have passed. On a positive note, we are midway through the embryo flushing of our elite high performing ewes with the first two programs yielding a remarkable 11.7 and 9.5 transferable embryos per ewe. These results will allow us to impregnate 800 recipient ewes with our best genetics. A big thank you to Greg and the Central West Genetics (CWG) team. Continue reading


The top-priced $5000 ram at the 17th Annual Victorian Dohne Invitation Ram Sale is set to remain in Victoria after being snapped up by a Kerang stud at Ballarat on Thursday. ‚Äč*24 of 45 Dohne rams sold to $5000, av $1894. Continue reading

2021 November Newsletter

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. Continue reading

Macquarie Dohne stud’s 18th annual ram sale is one for the record books

At Macquarie Dohne stud's 18th annual production ram sale at Ballimore on Wednesday last week, spirited bidding lifted the stud 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 days previously. Overall 196 Dohne rams were sold for a perfect clearance and to an average of $3518. Continue reading

2021 September Newsletter

Ram Sales are considered an essential service and we have been advised that they are a sufficient reason to travel. For those who can't travel, we will once again, be interfaced with AuctionsPlus. For those that feel more comfortable with bidding over the phone we have plenty of agent representatives available Continue reading

Here Comes The Future Dohne Merinos Helping to Improve Wool Quality for Nick Theos Family Ranch

Paul Neilson, DVM, and his wife, Renae, could have left well enough alone. After all, they were just a few years away from handing control of the Nick Theos Family Ranch in Northwest Colorado to their daughter, Kelcee Vroman, and son-in-law, Ryan. But like most parents, they wanted more for the generations to come. So, they set off on the Dohne Merino project, injecting new bloodlines into a Columbia-based flock that was in serious need of improvement when it came to wool quality. The result has been finer, whiter, longer wool without sacrificing meat quality or quantity. Continue reading

Meeting Non Mulesed Wool Demands

IN a world becoming increasingly socially conscious on animal welfare, social responsibility and environmental sustainability, the wool industry will always be subject to constant change and innovation. Over the past 30 years, and in particular the past 3, mulesing has been at the forefront of focus from both within and beyond the industry. Continue reading


The top-priced ram - Lot 6 - was offered by Macquarie Dohnes, Warren, NSW, and purchased by first-time buyers to the sale Chris and Helen Carrigan, Welbon Grazing Co, Garah, NSW, who was purchased through Ross Milne, Elders, via phone. Continue reading

Quality Dohne Rams Improve Growth & Fertility at Esk Farm

THE dual-purpose attributes of the Dohne breed have given Tasmanian mixed farmers Richard and Sarah Johnston increased market flexibility, with their annual draft of crossbred lambs in strong demand from processors. Continue reading

2020 Production Sale Results

Macquarie Dohnes recognise the importance of maintaining the true beliefs of the breed and refuse to sacrifice growth rates, carcase shape and quality, fertility and hardiness for other traits. All 119 rams sold for a top price of $5000 twice and an average of $2101, a growth of $221 on last year. Continue reading