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Older Newspaper Stories

Denbarker Dohne move bearing fruit


WHILE lamb and strawberries don’t necessarily agree on a plate, they go hand-in-hand on Norm and Beate Handasyde’s Denbarker farm.

The farm is home to the Amuri Fruit company, which plants and reaps the… Continue reading

Breed switch for improved lambs

By KATE PEARCE / STOCK & LAND / 27th August 2015

A SIXTY-YEAR family focus has shifted from breeding purebred Merinos to a Dohne/Merino crossbreeding operation at Garah, NSW.Jock and Maryan Hunter run the
4000-hectare grazing and cropping property, Box… Continue reading

Bouncing back after bushfire


IT’S hard to imagine that just seven months ago the Boddington fires ripped through Lower Hotham in the shire of Boddington.

Father and son farming duo Tony and Wayne Littleton lost hundreds of hectares… Continue reading

Buyers eye farm-assured lamb

TALLAGEIRA at Frances was among the first properties participating in JBS Australia’s On-Farm Assurance program to supply its Bordertown abattoir. Charlie Koch and agent Landmark Naracoorte key account manager David Heinrich (pictured) say it provides another marketing avenue for their second-cross and Dohne-cross lambs. Continue reading

Ewes reach $112

THE best ewes and wethers made almost the same price at the Urana sheep sale today. The top ewes were a line of 2012-drop Dohne ewes, sold as part of a flock dispersal. But meat buyers showed their mettle by forcing prices for Merino wethers up to $105.50. Continue reading