After months of planning and with guidance from Meat and Livestock Australia through the Sheep Genetics staff, we implemented a project to record a series of measured and observed traits on pure Dohne lambs to help ratify genomic parameters for Dohnes. This meant taking DNA samples. We know both sire and dam, birth date and type and we will take measurements and observations until the lambs are ready for sale. These lambs come from two Glen Holme Sires that are well linked to other flocks, one of which is represented in the Merino Lifetime Productivity project, having progeny in the Balmoral 2016 drop evaluation.
This project had been undertaken by our choice and with encouragement from the Australian Dohne Breeders Association Council.