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Newsletters

2020 December Newsletter

Demand for rams exceeded expectations. Stud and flock rams selling throughout NSW, QLD, VIC, SA and Tasmania. Rams topped at $5000 (2) at our 17th annual on property ram sale and $5000 at the 16th annual Victorian ram sale. We believe this year's rams were amongst the best offered especially considering the disastrous start they had. As stated previously, the wool quality and cut would match any merino enterprise and the carcass shape and growth rates would far exceed any. We are currently flushing 50 elite ewes. Elite sire 19-1457 to be used extensively in our upcoming AI and ET programs. Continue reading

2020 October Newsletter

All 119 rams sold for a top price of $5000 twice and an average of $2101, a growth of $221 on last year. Rams were sold to New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia and bidding started as convincingly as it ended for the very even draft of rams. Twenty-four bidders onsite were joined by 41 registered bidders and 39 viewers on AuctionsPlus. 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 December Newsletter

Macquarie year in review

Despite the trying times, 2019 has been a successful year for Macquarie and our clients.

  • Sire MD17-4342 opened and closed the year as the highest ranked 2017 drop Dohne on the SG database.
  • Very successful embryo… Continue reading

2019 September Newsletter

As testimony to our breeding philosophy, Macquarie was once again successful at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show in July, taking out: Continue reading

December Newsletter 2018

For the majority of Macquarie clients the severe drought conditions are yet to ease with many now into the sixth year. These conditions however, highlight the doing ability, the fertility and the price paid for surplus Dohne sheep. Continue reading

2018 December

For the majority of Macquarie clients the severe drought conditions are yet to ease with many now into the sixth year. These conditions however, highlight the doing ability, the fertility and the price paid for surplus Dohne sheep. Continue reading

2018 September

Macquarie Dohne rams have shined again in the show ring. Out of the three years the event has been running: Supreme Exhibit (2016) Grand Champion Ram (2016) Reserve Champion Ram (2018) Continue reading

2017 December

As the year comes to an end we have record prices for both lamb and wool. Combine these with fertility, doing ability, longevity and the value of the Dohne as a prime lamb dam, astute graziers realise the true value of the Dohne who's popularity is continuing rise. Congratulations to our clients on their magnificent results throughout 2017 (too many to mention individually!). Due to management and genetics, client's wether lambs in northern NSW sold for over $200 per head (not including shorn wool value) and wool in Western Victoria make 1773 c per kg. Continue reading

2017 September

Macquarie Dohne Stud is in its 17th year and is an Australian foundation Stud, registered Flock no. 4. This will be our 14th annual ram sale, a milestone for an Australian Dohne stud. The future looks bright for the sheep industry and agriculture in general. Numbers are struggling to meet demand for both meat and wool. There is no better time than now to join the ewes up with upgraded genetics and young fresh rams. High quality maternal genetics is where the profitability lies. Continue reading