Less is more with profitability in focus at Amarula

DROUGHT has been the catalyst for Amarula Dorpers to focus on profit over production, as the stud looks to improve quality rather than maintain high numbers. The Gravesend, NSW-based stud, owned by Justin and Lorroi Kirkby, is one of the leading Dorper and White Dorper studs in the country, focusing...

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2019 DSSA Liftout Magazine

The Dorper Sheep Society of Australia is publishing the 2019 annual magazine through Ag Communicators. The magazine will be in a digital and printed format comprising 28 pages featuring commercial stories, a member listing, information on new farming technology and industry relevant information. The magazine is scheduled for distribution early...

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Saltbush helps drought proof Narromine farm

A hardy native Australian plant is helping a central west family drought proof their farm by improving water efficiency, while also value-adding their lamb products. With an ability to survive in low rainfall areas, while still producing very high grazing performance, saltbush was first planted on Ben and father Andrew Sippel’s family farm...

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Clearance rates improve on Auctions Plus

Sheep numbers increased by nearly 6,000 head to total 9,715 listed. Buyer confidence improved, resulting in an 87 per cent clearance. NSW buyers were active, purchasing just shy of 2,000 head of the Queensland offering, while Qld buyers also looked to NSW, purchasing 540 head from Central West NSW. NSM...

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Preparing for and managing trespassers

Following the launch of the Aussie Farms online interactive map earlier this year, as well as recent occurrences and ongoing threats of animal activist intrusions, Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), in partnership with the red meat industry and National Farmers Federation (NFF), continues to provide information and support to red...

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2019 National Dorper and White Dorper Show results

A White Dorper by the name of Piet has taken top honours in the National Dorper and White Dorper Show, held this year in conjunction with the Toowoomba Royal Show. Burrawang Dorper and White Dorper Stud’s star ram Piet was crowned supreme champion exhibit of the show, after first taking out...

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Clients return to buy up

BURRAWANG genetics buyers of longstanding competed strongly for the complete catalogue offering of the 13th on farm sale at Ootha on Monday, March 18. For the sixth consecutive year the sale effected a complete auction clearance when 90 Dorper and White Dorper rams sold to a top of $4000 and...

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Increasing feedlot efficiency through automation at Burrawang

When Burrawang Dorper and White Dorper Stud was looking for a way to maximise results while cutting both expenses and labour costs during the drought, they took a good hard look at their feedlot operation. “The drought has us all having to feed sheep at one time or another. In the past we have done...

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Sixth total auction clearance in a row

FOR the sixth sale in a row all Burrawang Dorper and White Dorper rams sold for a total auction clearance for the 13th on-farm sale at Ootha on Monday, March 18. Returning buyers from NSW, Victoria, and South Australia placed a solid bottom to prices resulting in all 90 rams offered selling to...

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