May 2019

We have been blessed with good rains. The land comes back to life, and fresh grass grows.

Our trip to Pooncarie Field day on the lower Darling River in NSW gave us greater insight in to the variability of seasons. Some stations had received good rains while other had measured very little.

People told us clearly how well the Dohnes had been performing in the drought and how pleased they were with the sale prices received. The reasons given were consistent; Dohnes hold their condition when times are tough and are also efficient converters of feed.

Early lambing has finished, and we have mothered up and tagged lambs in their Sire groups. This gives us a first chance to evaluate the appearance of progeny groups. With a fresh emphasis on wool style and staple length, we were keen to see how some first time hogget sires performed. The results were very pleasing.