December 2016

The long growing season meant that the majority of our haymaking happened in December. We also sold and delivered our surplus, old proven breeding ewes to clients just before we were able to begin harvesting grain crops. We sold wool in the final sale for 2016 and were delighted with the results. Harvesting of our […]

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November 2016

The last month of Spring completed a good growing season for the year, with plenty of feed to be carried over through the dry months expected in summer and autumn. We completed delivery of rams to clients, classing and crutching our breeding ewes, classing client’s hogget ewes, shearing our 2016 drop lambs, selecting ewes for

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October 2016

We get a great deal of pleasure when our clients do well with their livestock. One of our long term clients recently offered 1,200 wether lambs on Auctions plus, and was happy with the result. For the second year in a row, another client of ours bought a line of these; they had finished very

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September 2016

Lotting order and details of Sale rams went out early in the month as promised. Strong winds and heavy rain disrupted preparations for sale day. It certainly was a challenging month. Indeed the whole year has been a difficult time for sheep; especially young ones. Most producers in South Australia observed dry conditions in autumn,

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August 2016

We are part way through the process of determining our line-up of sale rams, and offering of commercial ewe hoggets. As soon as we are able we will be making the lot order and ram details available

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July 2016

July has been a busy month for the team at Glen Holme. We have continued our seeding program, marking another drop of lambs, as well as welcoming visitors to look at our sheep from the Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego regions of Chile and Argentina. Allen joined the pre-conference tour as part of the Global

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June 2016

This month has been terribly cold and wet with shearing and fleece assessments able to be done on the rain changes. Seeding continued whenever possible. Selected mobs of ewes lambed in June as planned. These lambs arrived onto green feed and the ewes did not require any supplementary feeding.

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May 2016

Tagging of the stud lambs has been completed. We used six different sires in an AI program with our maiden ewes. They had great weather for lambing. Most of the time we put ewes to lamb in groups mated to only one sire. This allows us a first and early look at the type and

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April 2016

The majority of our stud lambs arrived during April. Whilst the weather was warm and settled, it was very dry. Ewes lambed unattended and without special feeding for those carrying multiples; good results of survival of twins and triplets has vindicated this choice. It is best to give good nutrition to all pregnant ewes. Karoonda

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March 2016

We had a great time at the South East Field Days at Lucindale, meeting with our South East clients and many other Dohne producers. Thanks for calling in to our display and taking the time to speak with us. We head to the Karoonda Farm Fair for another display of our Dohnes at the beginning

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