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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

MACQUARIE SEEDSTOCK 20th Anniversary

Our breeding program aims for a balanced set of EBV traits, backed up by a strict visual appraisal for structure, wool quality, staple length, doing ability and soundness. Commercially unprofitable sheep are eliminated. Continue reading

2020 September Newsletter

Macquarie’s 20th year will certainly be one to remember. A welcome turnaround in the seasonal conditions in most areas has seen a big relief for most. Our thoughts go out to those those clients still experiencing drought conditions. Continue reading

2019 Victorian Sale Results

Record Victorian auction price for Dohne

BY ANDREW MILLER Stock & Land 1st November 2019

40 of 58 rams sold to $13,000, av $2143

A NSW Dohne stud has achieved a record Victorian auction price for one its rams,… Continue reading

Dohne Maternal Traits Proving Worth

“I love the Dohne as they’re tough. We’re pushing our sheep much harder in that we’re shearing twice a year and looking to get 1.3 to 1.4 lambs out of her. They love fibre (roughage) and they’re good doers.”

Original… Continue reading

2019 Production Sale Results

With a 100 per cent clearance of the 115 Dohne rams offered, the sale topped at $6000 and averaged $1880. The sheep will find new homes across the nation with bidders from Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and New South Wales all vying for the sons from five families; Ace, Majestic, Olympus, Empire and Wardry. Continue reading

No Question about Quality

FOR SHEEP farmers, quality wool is a trait that can’t be sacrificed and the Dohne’s superior white wool makes them a breed that ticks all the boxes. This is the case for Dohne breeder Russell Coad who’s lived on his family’s Barunah Plains property in Victoria his entire life. Continue reading

Dohnes Perform in Drought Conditions

FARMERS in North West NSW have been doing it tough due to severe rainfall deficits in the past year, but Dohne breeders may be able stay on their feet, just like Bourke’s fourth generation farmer Garry Mooring. Continue reading

Nadin gets foot in the door early

Now a wool buyer for G Schneider Australia, he is grateful for getting his foot in the door a year and a half ago. “Everyone’s tailored differently, and I think there are people who are suited to uni and who need it for certain careers, but I don’t think I was built for it,” he said. “I’m a believer in the otherside, where experience is just as valuable.” Continue reading

History Of The Dohne

SINCE ITS inception (South Africa 1939) the aim of the Dohne has been well defined, with the breeding objective to improve meat, wool and reproductive traits. The initial cross was between a Peppin Merino and the German Mutton Merino. This was a “one off” cross and progeny were interbred and selected for high fertility, rapid lamb growth, mothering abilities and the production of quality Merino wool. Continue reading