Welcome to Dorper Sheep Society

Dorpers and White Dorpers are Australia’s pre-eminent low maintenance meat sheep, adapted to vast range of conditions across the country. The success of the Dorper breeds in expanding the prime lamb production in Australia in barely two decades is well recognised. Dorpers and White Dorpers have also provided the genetic base for a number of new composite ‘breeds’ that seek to capitalise on the breed’s success but only Dorpers and White Dorpers have the performance and predictability, based on 80 years of breeding, to enhance the long-term profitability of the national sheep flock.

The Dorper Sheep Society of Australia inc (DSSA) was established soon after the introduction of Dorpers to Australia in 1996. Since that time the DSSA has managed and maintained a registry of pedigree and breeding information for both sires and dams, maintaining high genetic integrity.

DSSA members are supported by regular bulletins that provide direction and focus to ensure the Dorper breeds of sheep are continually increasing their performance. Through the management of a team of trained and qualified inspectors across the country the DSSA is able to assist Dorper breeders with a service that many find very useful for flock management and quality control.

Annual shows and sales are run by the DSSA, bringing Dorpers from all parts of Australia together to be judged by our quality selection of judges while showcasing the best of our breed.

Dorper – the perfect breed for the tough Australian environment
Dorper – Australia’s Preferred
Meat Sheep

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'Nomuula'Nomuula Dorpers and White Dorpers Stud produces sound, highly fertile robust Dorpers where “size and length does matter”Check out the full advertorial from the 2023 DSSA magazine here: www.dorper.com.au/nomuula/ ... See MoreSee Less
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'Guardian Animals – Practical Insights from Dorper Producers''Dorper mothers are renowned for being fiercely protective of their young. However, the threat of predators – foxes, feral pigs and others – pose enormous risks to the animals at their most vulnerable times – mothering. We asked our members to share their insights into how they use guardian animals protect their flock. Here is what they had to say...'Read the full article from the 2023 DSSA Magazine here: www.dorper.com.au/guardian-animals-practical-insights-from-dorper-producers-2/ ... See MoreSee Less
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SAVE THE DATE for the 2024 Southern Region BreedELITE Pty Ltd DSSA DORPER EXPO! 🗓️ 9th March 2024📍 Bendigo VICSee the post below for more details!🗓️📌 MARK YOUR CALENDARS The Southern Region BreedELITE DSSA DORPER EXPO is headed to Bendigo VIC in March 2024! 🐑Keep an eye out for tickets and more information coming soon!www.dorper.com.au/?event=breedelite-dssa-southern-region-expo&event_date=2024-03-09 ... See MoreSee Less
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DSSA Trucker Caps have arrived! 🧢🐑Head over to the new 'Shop' function on our website to purchase your DSSA merchandise! www.dorper.com.au/merchandise/ ... See MoreSee Less
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'Accelerated Breeding Program Delivers Wins for St George Producer'Click here to read the full article from the 2023 DSSA Magazine: www.dorper.com.au/accelerated-breeding-program-delivers-wins-for-st-george-producer-2/ ... See MoreSee Less
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📣 2023 DSSA MAGAZINE 📣The publication is packed with articles, including success stories from long term producers, commercial operators and supply chain enterprises, updates from our stud members, valuable industry related articles, a listing of all DSSA members, and more! Contact the DSSA Office to get your HARD COPY today!💻 dorpereo@abri.une.edu.au☎️ 02 6773 3805Digital Copy: www.dorper.com.au/2023-dssa-magazine-out-now/🐑 You will also find our magazines at all DSSA events, and various field days across Australia. ... See MoreSee Less
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