July 2023

We finished planting all our winter crops except for a late paddock of barley. Visual scores and measurements were recorded for some groups of young sheep. These scores help build up our data and are evident as Australian Sheep Breeding Values. Whilst not compulsory in the Dohne breed, we have chosen to provide additional information …

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June 2023

Good rains continued, and seeding was fitted in around trafficability in paddocks. We are blessed by the good rains in early 2023. We marked our stud and commercial Dohne lambs, recording breech scores. After ten years of experience with electronic ID tags in our stud sheep, and with compulsory eID coming soon, we have chosen …

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May 2023

Early drop lambing finished with most ewes grazing on good growth of grass in paddocks. It is a pleasure to see how well lambs grow with adequate feed supply. Sale rams are looking spectacular and have been running on a bean stubble at times. There will be some rams available this September from our November …

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April 2023

Our family strongly supported the South Australian Sheep Expo held at Wayville Showgrounds in Adelaide. We provided four animals for participants to care for and display as they learned many aspects of sheep breeding, showing and nutrition as well as skills like shearing for the older groups. This event showcases many of the different breeds …

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March 2023

We attended Field Days at both Lucindale in the South East of South Australia and Karoonda in the Murray Mallee. Both these regions are significant centres for our clients. We displayed one sire who is having 2022 drop progeny evaluated at 3 AMSEA trial sites, and 2 ewes, both daughters of Glen Holme 162503 who …

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February 2023

Along with others in our district, we finally finished a big harvest. We preg scanned ewes and fat and muscle scanned young sheep, ewes and rams. Joy and Allen attended the Balmoral Sire Evaluation Field Day at “Austral Park” near Hamilton Victoria where both the 2021 and 2022 drops were on display. Allen attended the …

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January 2023

Harvest continued with good yields thanks to the good rains in October and November.