2021

August 2021

We catalogued our sale rams much earlier than usual this year ahead of photographing and videoing them for an Auctions Plus interface with our Auction on Sept 16th. A late break to the season and a cold wet winter has affected all young sheep in our region. Being purely paddock raised does allow the identification …

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July 2021

We used two groups of the best ram lambs to cover mate our ewes in late January and February. The lambs were born June/July and we have DNA sampled all the potential parents and lambs for parentage and Genomics. Currently the Dohne breed need to establish a reference population and validate the genomic results against …

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June 2021

Finally, some rains have come to germinate the annual pasture species, feeding hay has continued to support requirements. We shore our June/July 2020 drop lambs and were extremely impressed with their body and wool types. Probably the best group of lambs we have ever produced. Wool styles and quality are a joy to see. Lauren …

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May 2021

Delayed opening rain means plenty of time is spent feeding our sheep. Hay supplies have dwindled to the point that we have purchased additional hay from other growers. Mothering up lambs to ensure full pedigree is known continues at every opportunity. We used 13 Sires in single mated mobs of ewes in November/December, and we …

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April 2021

Field Day attendance was possible at Karoonda for the first time since the Covid 19 pandemic began. We met current and potential clients and displayed a high-performance Sire and some young pregnant ewes. We attended the South Australian Sheep Expo in Adelaide and supported it with a Dohne display, an explanation of the breed characteristics …

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March 2021

Allen and Joy were able to get permission to enter Victoria and re-enter SA (due to COVID restrictions), enabling us to see the 2019 drop progeny at the Balmoral trial site for their AMSEA Sire Evaluation. We were particularly impressed with the progeny of Glen Holme 162503. They were the best grown group, their wool …

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February 2021

Pregnancy test results enabled us to offer scanned in lamb ewes to a young client setting up a new farming enterprise. These are due to lamb from late April. During a routine weighing of ram lambs born last April and May, we identified some top performers to put with ewes for a backup mating. They …

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January 2021

With grain harvest complete, we were able to catch a little down time before shearing some surplus ewes. Most of these were Registered stud ewes that we had classed out of our flock due the genetic superiority of other mostly younger replacements.