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Dual purpose Dohne breeds from Macquarie Dohne Stud

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Macquarie Dohne Stud  have around thousand purebred stud Dohne ewes. Macquarie Dohne Stud are involved in importing embryos from South Africa to Eastern Australia. Macquarie Dohne Stud sells four hundred rams annually. The combination of stud breeding and artificial breeding have helped Macquarie Dohne Stud to produce the Dohnes of good quality.

Dohne is a dual-purpose breed that was developed by Macquarie Dohne Stud with help of German mutton merino stud and Australian Peppin type merino ewes. The progeny of these breeds where interbred and selected for their rapid growth rates of lambs, high fertility and fine wool under different commercial conditions. The Dohnes, from Macquarie Dohne Stud, offers heavy weight slaughter lambs to the commercial market. Dohne is polled and plain bodied in appearance.

Dohne adapt to all type of climatic and environmental conditions. The mature body of the ewes weighs between 60 and 75 kilograms. The Dohne breeds, from Macquarie Dohne Stud, can be easily maintained and are considered an ideal breed for self-replacing the meat and wool sectors. Lamb processors say the Dhone carcasses meet market specifications easily and deliver advantage.

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