O’Brien Dohne Merino and Poll Merino Annual Sale
28 July 2022
Top priced O’Brien Poll Merino ram sold to Kurrabi Park Poll Merino Stud, Koppio for $9,000. Pictured L to R: Bill Sargent (Nutrien Ag Solutions), Mark Dennis, Darren O’Brien (O’Brien Poll Merino), Logan Dennis, Jodie Reseigh-O’Brien (O’Brien Poll Merino), and Gordon Wood (Nutrien Ag Solutions).
Top priced O’Brien Dohne Merino ram sold to Billyana Park, Kyancutta for $3,200. Pictured L to R: Bill Sargent (Nutrien Ag Solutions), Darren O’Brien (O’Brien Dohne Merino), Ben McKenna, Ty McKenna, Cooper McKenna (front), Jodie Reseigh-O’Brien (O’Brien Dohne Merino), and Gordon Wood (Nutrien Ag Solutions).
O’Brien Dohne Merino and O’Brien Poll Merino studs are run by Darren O’Brien and Jodie Reseigh-O’Brien situated in the Kyancutta district of Eyre Peninsula, SA. Kyancutta is renowned for its hot and dry summers with this in mind we breed sheep with excellent nourishment and staple length. We have a stud ewe flock numbering approximately 1100 adult ewes across the O’Brien Poll Merino and Dohne studs.
O’Brien Dohne Merino compared on Merino Select
To accurately compare what our Dohnes offer compared to our Poll Merino and all other Merinos in the Merino Select database, we have prepared the pdf. Our sale team and a lot of other ewes in our mob have been genomic tested, therefore carcass and eating traits for the Dohne Sale Team are documented a first for the Dohne breed.
It is our belief (and not the Dohne Association) that the Dohne breed need to be compared to Merinos, so we can further improve what Dohne’s are good at and work on where they aren’t. Note some people may disagree with our view.
O’Brien Dohne ASBV data is not longer available from SheepGenetics Dohne page, instead data available from Merino Select page using our new number 609392. We have a Merino number for our Dohnes in SheepGenetics, this will enable the data we have available from full genomic testing to be used.
If you want to play with the data, email and ask for an Excel® version to be sent to you.
O’Brien Dohne Merino No. OB208
O’Brien Poll Merino No. 1470
Ovine Brucellosis Accreditation No. 1305