Ekka prime lamb champion named

Andrew and Melinda White, Toongabbie, Moonie, have been crowned grand champion in the Prime Lamb competition for their pen of Dorper-cross lambs. Mr White, who runs 450 Doper ewes on his property, said they were shocked by the win but very excited. “Our agent asked us to enter the lambs, it...

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Supreme effort by NSW breeders as drought continues to bite

SOME of the best sheep on show in Australia this year have come out of drought-stricken NSW. More than 70 studs represented the state at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show Championships in Bendigo at the weekend, across both meat and wool sections. Feed has been in such short supply...

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Winrae Dorpers will disperse

THE whole Winrae Dorper stud flock is to be dispersed at Canowindra on Monday, August 20. Consisting of  250 stud ewes, the flock including lambs, rams and stud sires have been catalogued for unreserved sale. The dispersal follows the decision of the Pagett family for dissolve the partnership between Brian...

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Sheep show a great learning experience for two first timers

This year’s Australian Sheep and Wool Show has been an exciting learning experience for Kylie and Peter Wood. The Marong couple showed at the nation’s biggest sheep show for the first time after establishing Kype Park sheep farm in January with 14 ewes and a ram. Previously, they have been a...

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White Dorper supreme to Prieska

Big classes in the White Dorper ring kept judge Nick Pagett busy working his way through the excellent sheep being displayed. “I like a sheep with a good barrel, it is what sets the Dorper apart from other breeds,” Mr Pagett said as he awarded the grand champion ram the supreme...

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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...

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A huge year for the breed

THE Dorper Sheep Society of Australia (DSSA) has moved to a calendar year beginning 2018 for reporting purposes, and while it’s left a six-month period for reporting, the society still achieved a lot in that time frame. We firstly welcomed a new executive officer to the fold, Sara Winn, who...

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2018 Liftout Magazine

The 2018 DSSA liftout is now available. Click here to view the online magazine. You can pick up a hard copy at a DSSA event, or in your local Fairfax newspaper from 5th -11th July 2018.

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Dorper and White Dorper 2018: The ideal feed converters

As the Australian Government responds to calls for greater restrictions, or in the worst case a total ban on the live export trade, Dorper producers should prepare their businesses to cope with possible outcomes that may result. The good news for Dorper breeders is that they are in a strong...

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