December 2018

Grain harvest was the major focus. Despite a significantly dry growing season where only one month exceeded the long-term average, yields were acceptable, and quality was the highest in living memory. We have written new articles to help empower sheep producers, you can find them under the Dohne Solutions tab in the main menu.

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November 2018

This month has been exciting, with an Embryo Transfer Program and a big step forward with wool quality on our paddock mating sires. It is five years since our last ET Program and we enjoyed the expertise of Brecon Breeders for this and a modest AI event. This was our most prolific Embryo harvest to

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October 2018

Selection of our high performing Donor ewes for an Embryo Transfer Program next month is complete. Much thought and research has gone into this process, and the ewes have been inspected multiple times since weaning. We will run a modest AI program at the same time. Delivery of rams purchased at our On-Property Auction is

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September 2018

“You can have your cake and eat it too” has been our strong message to the sheep industry this year. With extremely high prices for both wool and sheep meat, who would not want the ‘best of both worlds’? In his welcoming remarks to clients and visitors to our On-Property Auction, Stud Principal Allen Kelly

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August 2018

Rains have come for us! Pastures and crops have benefitted. Sheep look well. We have weaned the Autumn lambs which allowed us to see the performance of Sires and Dams as we weighted their lambs. We crutched and dag scored these weaners as well; one more step along the pathway of providing the best information

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July 2018

The Australian Sheep and Wool Show at Bendigo was a new event for us. This was the first time we had taken sheep there. We had a team of five rams on display. We received two second place and a third place ribbons. We have taken some visual scores on our young ewes prior to

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June 2018

We participated in Sheep Week by travelling to Penola in the South East of South Australia. Five other Dohne Studs joined us. It was an opportunity for us all to showcase the dual purpose attributes of our breed.

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May 2018

We shore the young rams that will be for sale in September at our On-Property Auction. We still physically mother-up all our lambs to determine their full pedigree. This is the first and important step in determining accurate breeding values for our sheep. Breeding values are a result of many measurements collected over the early

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Glen Holme ewes at Balmoral Sire Evaluation Trials

February 2018

Our belief about involvement in Sire Evaluation Trials led us to participate in the Balmoral Sire Evaluation Merino Lifetime Productivity trial near Harrow in Victoria. This is a long-term project that is heavily supported by AWI and industry partners, with a $13 million budget for a 10 year program. The ewe progeny of a Sire

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