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
The ASBV figures are taken after the 2nd to 5th weaning’s and as such reflect end of life record rather than prediction. Accuracy levels are randomized compared to the preferred position. 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