The Dohne Merino breed has a relatively recent history in South Africa, originating in the 1930s when South African researchers aimed to develop a dual-purpose sheep breed with both high-quality wool and meat production capabilities. The breed was officially established in 1939 at the Dohne Research Station, giving it the name Dohne Merino.

Through strategic breeding programs, the Dohne Merino quickly gained recognition for its fine wool and efficient meat production traits. The breed’s adaptability to diverse climatic conditions and its ability to thrive in different regions of South Africa contributed to its widespread popularity among farmers.

pp mong dohne merino stud story

From 1978 to 1992, our focus was on commercial sheep farming. However, in 1992, we made a significant transition by acquiring the Dohne stud, Doh-Net-So, owned by Mr. Peddy and Chris Neethling. 

Subsequently, we expanded our portfolio by purchasing the Philipdale and Schoongesigt Dohne Studs. Opting for the Dohne breed was a deliberate decision, as it offered us a sense of certainty. 

The guiding principle of Doh-Net-So has always revolved around striking a delicate balance between the structural soundness of the animals and the quality production of fine wool.

our vision
& mission

Our objectives are as follows:

  1. To ensure high meat production with correct conformation, width, and depth.
  2. To promote adaptability on every farm with good bone structure and constitution.
  3. Fertility by mating ewe lambs before 12 months and selecting for multiples. Ewes secure their place in our stud by consistently providing good live lambs each year.
  4. To advance precision sheep farming through regular monitoring. BLUP EBVs are crucial for improving the traits our clients need in their flocks with high accuracy.
  5. By regularly introducing new genetics for comparison with other flocks. This ensures that we can constantly compare our own rams with others to offer the best genetics to our clients.