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Dorpers defy the dry

ALTHOUGH the season has been tough Dorper prices have remained consistently strong in multi-vendor sales, regional Dorper sales and for prime lambs in the saleyards and over the hook.
The sucker lamb market is also a very profitable market with Dorpers and Dorpers finish quickly at a young age.
It’s in these dry times that Dorpers shine and the fact that they can reproduce when it’s tough and still raise a good lamb that’s a sellable product is where the Dorper breed is a stand-out winner over all other sheep breeds.

Running Dorpers as a commercial prime lamb operation also makes it easier to make an Income when its dry as the running costs are considerably low compared to other sheep breeds as the
need for crutching, shearing, fly strike are not applicable.

The higher quality Dorpers you run, the better quality the lamb becomes, and the higher yields you will achieve when you run your Dorpers as a maternal self-replacing flock.

Click here to read the full story by Mel Pagett, DSSA Eastern Region President. Or read the DSSA liftout magazine here.

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