August 2022

Despite very wet conditions, we have been able to assess young rams, make selections and allocate lotting order for our auction on September 15th. We have also weaned the first group of lambs, those born by AI or ET. Using live entry of bodyweights into a database using the BreedELITE programme has given us much …

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July 2022

We marked the naturally mated Dohne lambs, which were all by Glen Holme rams. At marking, we add a third identity tag that fulfils the ADBA requirement of double tagging. One tag is for our own internal use to help us quickly identify different sire family groups We also take breech scores for both cover …

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June 2022

Rain, at last! We were able to continue with planting our cereal crops and begin lamb marking. We got a first look at the lambs from the November ET and AI program that brought in fresh genetics. Joy and Allen took a quick trip to NSW to view the Coonong Dohne Sire Evaluation trial. This …

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May 2022

It finally rained well, beginning on the 29th of May. Earlier in the month, we had shorn the 2021 drop of young sheep after completing final measurements and assessments. All our wool lines tested either 18 or 19 microns, putting them into a premium marked bracket. We need to continue supplementary feeding of lambing ewes …

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April 2022

Our lambs from last November’s AI and ET program have arrived. We used a Glen Holme sire 162503 who has done outstandingly well in the AMSEA trial at Balmoral in the 2019 drop, as well as some external sires from NSW and WA studs. These rams will provide good linkage both ways. Fleece testing was …

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March 2022

Field Day attendance was possible again at Lucindale in the South East of SA. It was good to see existing clients and talk to some new folk about what make Dohnes so profitable.

February 2022

Joy and Allen attended the major Field Day event for the Merino Lifetime Productivity trial at Harrow in Western Victoria. On Day 1, we were able to inspect all the remaining ewes born from both the 2015 and 2016 drops. Glen Holme 141077 is the only Dohne amongst 134 sires in this huge National project. …

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January 2022

Rams were removed from the ewe mobs at the completion of natural mating.