Dorper Training Course – Burrawang NSW

Event details

  • Friday | September 20, 2019 to Tuesday | September 24, 2019
  • All Day

Burrwang Dorpers & White Dorpers are holding a Dorper training course at their property in Condobolin, NSW.

This course will be held Friday 20th – Monday 23rd September 2019, will a judges exam on Tuesday 24th September (TBC).

This is an excellent opportunity to build your knowledge and maximise your ability to breed quality and high performance Dorpers and White Dorpers.

 

Providing members access to training workshops to build their knowledge and maximise their ability to breed quality and high performance dorpers and white dorpers and contribute to the success of the breed nationally is an important priority for the DSSA. Training in the breed standard and the‘typing’ system is seen as an important part of this role.

The attributes of the breeds have been developed and refined through careful analysis and selection over 80 years. The knowledge accumulated through that time, including links between important physical traits of animals and their ability to thrive, reproduce and to produce a quality carcase, even in suboptimal conditions is reflected in the breed standards.

Training involves 4 day highly practical hands on courses that enable participants to gain a strong ability to recognise desirable and undesirable characteristics in individual animals and to gain a good understanding of the ‘typing system’ and how it can be used to improve your selection of animals. Breeders are encouraged to utilise objective management to select for performance traits and to be guided by a sound knowledge of the visual traits important for functionality and soundness.

The Burrawang senior and junior courses will commence on Friday 20th September 2019, and will run for four days finishing on Monday 23rd September.

The senior course will be run by Wicus Cronje and the Junior course by South African Inspector Raymond Read.

The judges exam will be held on Tuesday 24th September subject to demand.

Note that you do not have to be a member to attend a Dorper course.

Please contact Graham Pickles for further information on 0418 112 888 or email grahamlpickles@gmail.com.