O’Brien Dohne Merino and Poll Merino Annual Sale
Thursday 27 July 2023
2023 Annual Sale
Details of the sale team are available – Click here
Introduction to 2023 sale team from Darren O’Brien
Introduction from Gordon Wood (Nutrien Ag Solutions), Auctioneer for 2023
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 a Excel® spreadsheet and a printable pdf version. Our sale team and 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.
Using our new Flock code 609392, for Dohne will enable the data we have available from full genomic testing to be used.
2023 Stud Reserves
Stud Reserve OB220836
Stud Reserve OB220612
Stud Reserve (Dohne) OB 221124
O’Brien Dohne Merino No. OB208
O’Brien Poll Merino No. 1470
Ovine Brucellosis Accreditation No. 1305