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Glen Holme Dohnes trifold brochure
A brochure outlining key aspects of the Dohne Breed and benefits of Glen Holme Dohnes.
Determine the style of Dohne - it is your choice!
The style of Dohne that you purchase and or breed can be your choice. There is a lot of variation within traits in the Dohne population, and by using visual selection in combination with ASBV's, you have the ability to select animals to suit your breeding objectives.
Generational Interval affects Progress
A short generational interval can be an effective tool in improving the genetic progress of a group of animals.
Glen Holme seek to breed easier care sheep, by including a focus on bare breech animals amongst our breeding objectives. Bare breech animals have been sought as a better alternative and choice to mulesing. Whilst this initially stemmed from a response to perceived animal cruelty and the associated pressure from lobby groups, it has become part of the holistic approach to breeding and management.
Why use Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer programs?
We use top ewes and ram semen in an Embryo Transfer (ET) program to create a greater number of progeny than would be possible in a single year through natural mating.