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THE DOHNE 

The Dohne is a dual-purpose breed developed by the South African Department of Agriculture using Peppin-type Merino ewes and German Mutton Merino sires. The progeny were interbred and selected for high fertility, rapid lamb growth rate and fine wool under commercial pastoral conditions.

The breeding program was initiated in 1939 and the breed society formed in 1966. Since 1970 selection in South Africa has been done with the aid of performance, progeny attesting and a computerised flock-recording scheme.

The introduction of the Dohne into Australia in 1998 continued the united approach to breeding initiated in South Africa. The Australian Dohne Breeders Association (ADBA) was formed in October 2000 and provides strong and democratic grass roots involvement in breeding, education and promotion.

The Dohne has proven itself to be most adaptable under a wide range of environmental conditions. A demand for these dual-purpose breeds has been stimulated by both economic and environmental circumstances.

The Dohne today is a well-balanced dual-purpose breed that allows the commercial producer to market a quality heavyweight lamb and fine-medium white wool.

 

Easy Care features of the Dohne Merino 
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Plain bodied sheep with resistance to fleece rot and fly strike                            Bare breech lessening fly strike
No lambing problems as lambs are small at birth Very fertile
High milk production                                                       Self replacing flock
Easy to handle                          Fine wool with low microns  

 

STUD CONTACT DETAILS

 

Studmaster:                                                                                                         

Jason Southwell                                                                                                                                  

Ph: 0429 039 521                                                                                                         

Email: j.southwell@mcmassoc.com.au   

ADBA Assessor:

Alan Clarke                                                                                            

Ph: 0429 828 987 

Email: aeclarke.21@outlook.com

Stud Representative

Bill Mildren 

0427 243 221

Manager:                                                                                                                                                       

Margie Pye  and Family                                                                                                                                                         

Ph: (02) 6825 6203  Fax: (02) 68256251  

Mob: 0427 996 911

Email: margiep01@bigpond.com