White Dorper, Dorper rams sell well at Dell African Dumisa

INTERSTATE buyers from Western Australia and South Australia were among the producers to take home Dorper and White Dorper rams from the Dell African Dumisa stud sale last week. The Thyra, NSW, stud, north of Moama, NSW, sold 71 rams with three passed in and had 33 registered buyers at...

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$3000 Dowana Dorper tops Chapman Valley

VENDORS breathed a collective sigh of relief when last week’s Chapman Valley Breeders’ Ram Sale posted a strong result in a year when the season has been disappointingly dry. It was a complete contrast to 2018 when the perfect scenario of exceptional sheep and wool prices aligned with a generous...

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ROYAL MELBOURNE SHOW: Dorpers

Dorper judge Brayden Gilmore, Oberon, NSW, said while there were small numbers in the field, the competition was strong. “They were small numbers, and I didn’t have a lot to choose from, but I think the quality was right up there.” He said the champion ram, in particular, stood out....

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MLA Breeding Values Videos Available on DSSA Website

The DSSA encourages members to become involved with LAMBPLAN. The LAMBPLAN system involves objective measurements of traits such as growth, muscle depth, fat distribution, worm resistance and fertility, allowing breeders to focus on areas that are important to their flock and identify key animals to fast track genetic progress. MLA...

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Barley shoots boost feed availability at Killara

Investing in a barley shoot machine has ensured a reliable and inexpensive feed source for Ann and John Waters, who run a flock of 80 stud and 50 commercial White Dorper ewes at their Killara property at Wellcamp, just out of Toowoomba, Queensland. For the past eight years the couple...

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2019 Chairman’s Report

THE past year has proved challenging across some parts of Australia, while in others it was very good.  Our thoughts are with our members and fellow Dorper breeders who are still experiencing a lack of rainfall. The DSSA continues to improve and increase the development and awareness of the Dorper...

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Lower average but higher quality at Melashdan

A decade of genetic progress was on display at Melashdan Dorper and White Dorper stud near Tumby Bay and although sales were down on the previous year, the quality of stock continues to grow. The stud held its 10th on-property sale on Tuesday, selling 49 of the 71 rams offered at...

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Branded Lamb Popular in NSW

Tucking into a succulent slow-roasted Dorper lamb and gravy roll has been a key factor in how Ben Sippel has marketed his Drover’s Choice Saltbush Lamb brand. He heads to about 30 regional events a year, from country shows through to four-wheel drive and camping events, selling lamb and gravy...

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Adelaide Show: Red Rock achieves Dorper dream run

AFTER a three-year hiatus, the Red Rock stud at Keith has returned to the Royal Adelaide Show with a bang, taking home all the major ribbons in the Dorper judging. The Edson family hadn’t shown at Adelaide in recent years, due to the national Dorper sale in Dubbo, NSW, clashing...

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Dorper ram sells at $20,000 to WA at Dubbo National

RAMS and ewes from 18 studs representing vendors from four states sold to five states at the 2019 National Dorper and White Dorper sale at Dubbo on Wednesday. Dorper rams were in demand with 29 of 31 selling at auction to a top price of $20,000 and averaging $3259 while...

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