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Dohne wool wins woolcraft and fleece awards

A fleece from an October shorn flock ewe has won the overall champion Dohne fleece at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show fleece competition. The fleece came from first time entrants, Caroonboon Station, Wanganella, NSW, owned by the Pye family, and was sashed as the champion Dohne stud ewe or wether fleece. Continue reading

Dohnes unveil new judging system at ASWS

July 18, 2016 – by Kim Woods Outcross Media


Dohne sheep returned to the show ring after a 40-year global absence to unveil a unique judging system combining objective data and subjective assessment at the Australian Sheep and Wool… Continue reading

Combination of traits gives Dohne advantage

The combined carcass and wool value of Dohnes is proving the goods in a vertically integrated broadacre cropping operation in northern New South Wales.

The O’Brien family of Walgett value add their cereal and pulse crops through an on-farm sheep… Continue reading

Dohne proves a profitable fit

Niche markets for non-mulesed and ethically produced wool have been achieved by a Riverina family after a switch to the Dohne breed.

Tom and Sophie Holt run a sheep, cattle and irrigated cropping enterprise at Urana and Jerilderie and have… Continue reading

Finishing ability proves a winner in Tassie

The weight gain and finishing ability of the Dohne has turned a Tasmanian wool and first cross lamb enterprise on its head. Askin and Cate Morrison ran a traditional fine wool enterprise in the Midlands but consistently had trouble finishing lambs to a saleable 13-18kg dressed weight before the harsh winters set in. Continue reading

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Dohne shines in carcass and market suitability

Dohne lambs have stacked up for carcass traits and market suitability by taking out the export class at this year’s Dubbo Show Prime Lamb Hoof and Hook competition. Purebred lambs filled three of the four top carcass placings in the export class in the competition, held in May at Fletcher International. Catering for pens of six, the competition drew a record 528 entries from 12 maternal, terminal and composite breeds. Continue reading

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Our large scale AI program in April yielded pleasing results both in conception rate and quality. Elite sire Empire 13-7021 'Tom' produced 330 lambs. On an average daily growth rate these lambs are equal to the highest ever at Macquarie. The nourishment and elite wools along with exceptional length of body are exciting. I believe that this sire will have a major impact on the dohne breed. Semen has been sold to leading studs including Mt Alma in South Australia. During 2016 Macquarie sold genetics to all sheep producing states in Australia. Continue reading

Coonong backs Dohne decision

BY SIMONE NORRIE / STOCK & LAND / 27th August 2015

AT COONONG Station near Urana in southern NSW, Tom and Sophie Holt are running one of Australia’s largest commercial Dohne operations.

Along with their son Thomas, 8, their full… Continue reading


Itinerary – Global Dohne Conference 2016 Continue reading