Calga Dohnes

The Calga Dohne Sheep Stud was established in 2002.

In December 2012,  Bill Pye and his wife Margie purchased 742 special stud Dohne ewes at the Uardry dispersal sale at Hay along with the Uardry Dohne trademark. The Uardry Dohne Stud is run separately to the existing Calga Dohne Stud to ensure the Uardry type is preserved. The Uardry Dohne Stud continues with the same breeding objectives and management as before through the recruitment of key personal. 

Looking to increase stud ewe numbers in 2017, Calga purchased  640 of the best ewes from DD Dohnes based at Moama, NSW  when the Stud was up for dispersal in early 2017. Calga had already  successfully introduced DD bloodline into the stud previously and the ewes would compliment the already established Calga and Uardry Dohne Studs.

The DD Stud along with the Uardry Dohne Stud are run as separate studs and follow the same breeding objectives and respective stud advisors and representatives  have been retained.

With the combined ewe numbers of 2240 from the Calga Uardry & DD Studs, make the operation one of the biggest Dohne breeding flocks in Australia.

Calga joined the show circuit in 2014  to promote their Dohne product, offering Uardry rams for sale at Hamilton Sheepvention, Barcaldine Agtech, the Inaugural Swan Hill Production Sale and at the Coonamble Production Sale. Calga has continued to show case their product annually with rams  offered rams for sale at their annual Coonamble Production Sale held in September and in October at their Southern Production Sale held at the their commercial property Caroonboon Station Wanganella NSW.

2014 - DD Stud

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2015 - DD Stud

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2010 - DC0610335

Calga purchased DC0610335 the top priced ram for $18,000 from the South Australian Potari Dohnes total dispersal sale. The 2006 drop DC0610335 weighed in at 126 kilograms, had an index of 140, a fleece weight of 12.2pc above the national average and eye muscle depth 0.8pc above the average. Read more »

2009 - UD080270

Purchased from Uardry in November 2009 for $22,000. At the time it was an Australian Dohne record price. This impressive sire has an ADBA Index of 131.3. His EBVs (Estimated Breeding Values) recorded a Body Weight of +7.37; Fleece Weight +8.44; and Micron -0.96. and at 360 days of age, the ram had a 6.7 micron fleece. Read more »

2007 - MD01 0100

$15,000 National Sale Topper and highest priced ram sold at auction in 2003. MD01 100 was sold to Ross Walters Middleview Stud, Dalgety and Steve & Di Perry "Wyndabyne" Warren. 100 is a plain bodied sire with excellent medium/fine quality wool and confirmation. Progeny of 100 at the 2004 National Sale had the highest average (more than one ram represented) EBV for body weight (+7.8) of all rams entered. Read more »

2007 - AL 02-0089

Purchased from Glenleigh Dohne Stud, Katanning W.A for $8,250. AL89 is a long bodied, medium wool sire with good lock structure. Read more »

JP 02-0031

Purchased from Jarramongup Dohne Stud, Jerramungup, WA for $5,200. JP31 is arguably the best-muscled Dohne sire in Australia. At 365 days he had a eye muscle of 45 (equivalent to the top Poll Dorsets). JP31 is an excellent Dohne type with great spring of rib carrying through to the twist. JP31 is the finest testing sire as a mature sheep that we are currently using Read more »

2004 - MD 03-0681 'Olympus'

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