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In the 1930s the need arose for a sheep breed which could produce fast growing lambs with a high quality carcass under extensive conditions. Originally bred for the arid regions of South Africa, Dorpers original from the cross breeding of the Blackhead Persian ewes with a Dorset Horn ram.  Later some Van Rooy genetics were introduced to white variants to get the White Dorper.

Introduced to Australia in mid-1990s, White Dorpers and Dorpers are quickly becoming the fastest growing sheep breed in Australia, due to their potential to adapt to the many varying climates and grazing conditions that Australia has to offer and the greater profitability that can be gained when using such a superior breed as the Dorper breed. Dorpers were bred to produce a high quality carcass under extensive conditions, thus have the reputation of rapid weight gain, excellent carcass conformation and fantastic fat distribution and as well as being non-selective grazers, they have excellent feed conversion.  With their shedding ability, they are low maintenance and do not require shearing, mulesing, crutching or tail docking.  Dorpers and White Dorpers are also highly fertile, polyoestrus and very maternal producing fast growing vigorous lambs.

 

The DSSA Annual National Dorper & White Dorper Show will be held at Toowoomba, in conjunction with Heritage Bank Toowoomba Royal Show, 11th - 12th April 2018. The Queensland Region Sale will be held at the event on 12th April, 3pm. For more information click here




The Dorper Sheep Society of Australia Inc. is the proprietor of above the trademark which was developed to assist in marketing the Prime Dorper Lamb brand and facilitate the connection from paddock to plate.  The logo represents our integrity and traceability.  Our goal is to ensure: "Prime Dorper Lamb is ethically sourced from MSA accredited producers who have a high regard for animal welfare and produce quality lamb with superior yield of carcass and eating quality."

It is our vision to have the Prime Dorper Lamb brand and logo well recognised throughout the country as the lamb of choice.

 

 

Please click below to read our 2017 Liftout

 

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 March 2018

Thursday 1st to Friday 2nd March - Eastern Region Show and Sale

To be held at Dubbo Showgrounds, NSW

Thursday 1st March - All sale sheep will be classed starting 8am followed by Eastern Region Dorper & White Dorper Championship

Friday 2nd March - Sale 11am, viewing from 8.30am

To view the sale catalogue online click here

A huge thank you to our sponsors:

 

March-April 2018

Sydney Royal Sheep & Fleece Show

For key dates & further information click here to visit the website.

 


 

April 2018

 

Tuesday 10th April - Federal AGM

Venue - Berghofer Pavilion, Toowoomba Showgrounds, QLD 6.00pm Start

 

Wednesday 11th to Thursday 12th April - DSSA National Dorper & White Dorper Show

DSSA National Dorper & White Dorper Show to be held in conjunction with the Heritage Bank Toowoomba Royal Show.
Venue - Toowoomba Showgrounds, QLD

A huge thank you to our Sponsors:

 

Thursday 12th April - QLD Region Sale

Queensland Region Sale to be held in conjunction with DSSA National Dorper & White Dorper Show. Sale begins at 3pm.
Venue - Toowoomba Showgrounds, QLD

 

 

 


 

July 2018

20th-22nd July - The 140th Australian Sheep & Wool Show

Venue - Bendigo VIC
For more information visit their website

 


 

August 2018

Sunday 5th to Tuesday 7th August - Lambex

Venue - Perth WA
For more information visit their website

 


 

September 2018

Tuesday 4th to Wednesday 5th September - DSSA National Sale

Venue - Dubbo Showgrounds
Further information will be available closer to the date

 

 

Friday 7th September - Swamp Road Dorper & White Dorper 2nd Annual Production Sale along with Bunnerungie White Dorpers

To be held at Swamp Road Dorper Stud, on farm sale. Viewing from 10am, Sale at 1pm.
Offering over 100 Dorper Rams and 40 White Dorper Rams. Dorper Stud Ewes.

Agents: Darren Old BR&C Agents, Mildura

Further information will be available closer to the date.

 


 

 

October 2018

Tuesday 2nd October - 7th Dell African Duminsa On Property Sale

75x Dorper & White Dorper Stud & Commercial Rams
80x Joined Stud Dorper & White Dorper Ewes
Agents: Lachie Collins, Landmark Echuca 0477 325 948
For more information contact Andrea vN 0409 333 240

 

Friday 19th October - Dell Ivanhoe Ram Sale

100x Stud & Commercial Rams
Ivanhoe Saleyards, NSW
Agents: Lachie Collins, Landmark Echuca 0477 325 948
For more information contact Andrea vN 0409 333 240

 


 

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July 2016

Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July - The Australian Sheep and Wool Show

Dorper Sheep Society of Australia Inc National Show and Southern Region Annual Sale
Venue - Bendigo VIC
Further information will be available closer to the dates

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