DESPITE there being a limited field of buyers, rams still sold to three different states at Stirling Dohne stud's annual ram sale last Thursday. There were 39 rams offered for sale and 21 sold to a top price of $1700 and an average price of $1138.
With a new layout to the Dohne Marquee, traffic flowed well around the sheep and fleeces on display.
The Dohne show bags were a huge hit with approximately 400 being handed out, these show bags contained the 2019 Dohne Journal… Continue reading
FOOT FORWARD – LOOK BACK
As a child before the advent of thibenzole sheep drench I remember both parents dagging sheep until well after 10PM completely enclosed by an 8 feet high… Continue reading
STIRLING DOHNE – A BROAD GENETIC BASE – UARDRY DAUGHTER STUD
The 2014 joining Dam List within her Sire’s Grouping. The 287 ewes were sired by 63 different sires leaving an average of 4.6… Continue reading
THE MISGUIDED QUEST FOR SIZE
“Just like Showing,” ASBV’s are tapping into the “individual survival driven” human desire for size. Efficiency conversion rate is roughly inversely proportional, for every 10-fold decrease in bodyweight, conversion… Continue reading
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WHAT DO WE GAIN?
1. SPEED AND ACCURACY CONVERSION FROM ACTUAL TO PERCENTILE
2. SPEED AND ACCURACY TO READ PERCENTILE COLOUR-CODED TABLE
3. LANGUAGES ARE CONVERTED TO ONE WITH EMBEDDED ACCURACY… Continue reading
The ASBV system has been inherited from the pig and poultry industries where climate and feed is controlled and as such are strongly linked. Remember inaccuracies of the N.L.W traits are exaggerated by more excessive environmental interference than all other… Continue reading
Remember that birth type and wean type are single year events whereas N.L.W and ADWR are generationally linked sheep like apple trees bear on second-year wood.
1. Note that ADWR’s slight decrease from single born to single wean can be explained by the increased number of twin-born in the column which will be lighter.
2. Note NLW’s record of no difference between twin-born and twin wean is a figure failure within a strategic area of selection within properly. Continue reading
Arguably Australia’s most reflective Uardry daughter stud, founded in 2005 with 820 embryo transfers from 20 Uardry flushing ewes in 5 years, selecting for soft-volumed, balanced maternal off grass with damp climate wools and high wean ratio’s.
Uardry additions 2006-09,… Continue reading
Daily Wean Ratio is the weight of ewe divided by the weight of lamb at weaning and adjusted to 100 days. At Stirling this is also accrued from season to season as a multi-year figure and from generation to generation… Continue reading