Vale Richard (Dick) Loane

Vale – Richard (Dick) Loane   30/12/1935 – 31/01/2018

It is with deep regret we announce the passing of Richard (Dick) Loane, of Dunroan Shorthorns, Tasmania.

Dick has had a long association and passion for the Shorthorn breed.

His personality has been quoted as “Just a gentleman” and for others “an amazing Mentor”.

Dick had a true love for his cattle but enjoyed more the many friendships and interactions he had with his fellow Shorthorn breeders.

He had a great love of showing his cattle because he simply wanted to put the Shorthorn breed up in front of Tasmania. He was a stalwart at shows right across Tasmania, with Dunroan Maverick being the Grand Champion Bull at the Royal Hobart Show last year, just one of the many Champions the stud produced. When Dick was in his late teens, transporting their show team from Devonport to Hobart, it was necessary for the cattle to be loaded on the train and Dick’s job was to travel along with the cattle in their pens. He worked extensively with the Devonport Show Society and was heavily involved in the development of youth programs. Dick supplied numerous ballot animals and was always available to help, being heavily involved in the Sheffield Junior cattle handler award.

Dick enjoyed traveling extensively throughout Australia and enjoyed greatly telling stories of his cattle trip through America, both about the cattle and the companions he traveled with.

Dunroan sold sires mainly throughout Tasmania and King Island but their genetics have spread throughout Australia and have been a great influence in the breed. A testament to the operation in that is now run by Phillip, 3rd generation of the family with more generations to come.

Dick will be remembered fondly by the entire Shorthorn community who have lost a friend and a most dedicated and enthusiastic Shorthorn breeder. We would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to Jill and his family.

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About Shorthorn

The Shorthorn breed is truly unique, from their distinctive roan colour, to their rich breed history and most importantly, the wonderful community of breeders, there is nothing else quite like a Shorthorn.

The key to the Shorthorn breeds advantage lies in their balanced genetic profile, driven by market participation that has been developed and refined, after more than 200 years of genetic selection under Australian conditions.

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