Dorper Training Course – Kaya WA

Event details

  • Wednesday | July 31, 2019 to Saturday | August 3, 2019
  • All Day
  • Narrogin, WA
  • 0427 948 339

Dr Adrian and Rose Veitch are holding a Dorper training course at their stud Kaya located in Narrogin, Western Australia.

The course will be held Wednesday 31st July- Saturday 3rd August 2019 (Judges Exam TBC Sunday 4th August).

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 senior and junior courses will commence on Wednesday 31st July, and will run for four days finishing on Saturday 3rd August. A judges exam will be held on Sunday 4th August.

The senior course will be run by South African Inspector Stephanus Malan, and the Junior course by a local experienced Inspector.

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

Please contact Adrian Veitch for further information on 0427 948 339 or email