February 2024

Hot, dry conditions persisted for the month with no rainfall being recorded. Paddock feed is dry now.

Joy and Allen attended the Dohne Sire Evaluation open day at Coonong station in the Riverina region in NSW. We have two rams with progeny there. Thanks to the Australian Dohne Breeders Association for your support of this project.

It was a surprise to learn that one of our rams, 172565, came up at the top of the table for Intramuscular fat and came a close second for Shear Force 5, both these traits are vitally important for eating quality and taste. The wether lambs from the trial had been processed at the Gundagai works where these measurements were taken.