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Western Victoria; Dohnes shine

Wayne & Hugh Caldow, “Langlea” property is 15kms east of Edenhope.
Edenhope is about 35kms of the South Australian border in the far west of Victoria.

We have been in Dohnes now for about 10 years; a self-replacing Dohne enterprise… Continue reading

The Maternal Qualities of the Dohne

Everyone would agree that the maternal qualities of the Dohne ewe are perfect for Australian conditions. They are survivors - resilient and fertile. They are natural mothers who produce and rear high performance lambs. Our challenge is to manage them more effectively to get the optimal results using their exceptional mothering abilities. Continue reading

Ethical Livestock Farming and Feedlotting Dohnes at Rivalea

The performance of the Dohne breed has met all expectations at Rivalea. The performance of the sheep at both Rivalea properties has seen dramatic improvements in growth potential, lamb survival and mothering ability. The benefits of these qualities are providing significant financial benefits to the company. The traits that the Dohne breed is becoming renowned for are truly on displayed in this flock. Continue reading

Prime lamb flavour over fast growth at “Carnbre”

The Andrew’s family began their Dohne prime lamb operation six years ago after deciding the existing Merino base was not reaching the prime lamb market potential. Jarrod Andrews, “Carnbrae”, Tocumwal, and his parents Jeff and Jenny, run 4000 Dohne ewes on a 1092 hectare property. Continue reading

Victorian Dohne Invitation Ram Sale 2016 meets strong demand

ALMOST three times as many rams sold at this year’s annual Victorian Dohne Invitation Ram Sale compared to last year. And despite the increased sales, the average remained comparable at $1650 and the top price was the same at $3300. Continue reading

Macquarie Dohne rams top at $8000

ENGINEERING some of the best Dohne genetics available return buyers from Yass to Barcaldine, Queensland, purchased 146 of 153 rams offered which sold to $8000 and averaged $2058 at the Macquarie Dohnes 13th annual on-property sale at Warren last Thursday. This average increased on last year by $351 while the 2014 average was $1808. Continue reading

Dual purpose sheep hit the mark at Garah

PRODUCTION flexibility and continued good prices in the prime lamb market is what spurred northern NSW producer Chris Carrigan, “Welbon”, Garah, to introduce Dohnes. Chris, with his wife Helen, runs a Dohne flock of as many as 3500 breeding ewes. Continue reading

GDC Speaker Presentations

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Dohnes prove profitable fit in the Riverina

Dohnes are proving the profitable key in two vertically integrated lamb enterprises in the southern Riverina. Integrated agri-food company Rivalea Australia operates a 7000 head lamb feedlot on their 4000ha Balpool Station at Moulamein. Continue reading

Scope exists for global Dohne evaluation

A global Dohne evaluation system with common linkages will enhance the export of Australian genetics around the world. Sheep Genetics manager Hamish Chandler said there was more scope for global collaboration in the Dohne gene pool. Continue reading