Mollerin Rock Dohne stud was formed in 2003 with the purchase of 14 orange tag (1 year old) ewes we purchased from Far Valley – one of the first Dohne studs in Australia. These ewes were sent to Genstock AI centre in Kojonup for an Embryo transfer program. Far Valley and Koobelup Pastoral Company we’re the first stud sires we used and slowly introduced different genetics. We continued this program for three years along with natural mating to slowly build up our numbers. Today we are now mating around 600 stud ewes of all ages – keeping lambing season eventful.
2004 was our first on farm ram sale which was an exciting but stressful time! We had a line up of 45 rams and were happy with the outcome. We have slowly built up our numbers with 110 rams penned for sale last year with a very pleasing result. This was our best sale to date and look forward to preparing our sale team in the next few months to come.
Along with the Stud we are also running over 1500 commercial breeding ewes and 1000 ewe lambs. We had some ewe lambs and a mob of commercial ewes in our sale last year which had a fair bit of interest and sold well. We hope to continue this. We are also running a broad acre cropping program comprising of wheat, barley, oats, lupins and some peas. Keeps us all busy!