Expo highlights Dorper breed benefits

IT was a valuable day for a crowd of more than 70 people who attended the West Region Dorper Expo held at Perivale Orchard, Donnybrook, earlier this month. Attendees from all over WA and even one from the Eastern States met at Duncan Anderson’s property to discuss all things Dorper....

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DSSA’s 2021 Dubbo sale achieves 100 per cent clearance

AN increased demand for quality Dorper rams was clear to see at the 2021 Dorper Sheep Society’s Eastern region sale in Dubbo. Friday’s sale achieved a 100 per cent clearance rate as the 76 rams on offer were snapped up at an average of $2895. During the multi-vendor sale, 37...

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Local Dorper lamb at the market

A quality product doesn’t create itself, and this is what Warren reminds himself of each morning as he steps out of bed at 4.30am. Warren and Marina Wiggins have generations of farming blood flowing through their veins, and it gives them great joy to bring a quality product; their Dorper...

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Using eID to improve Dorper lambing percentages

A pilot research program is exploring the use of electronic identification (eID) to monitor and detect underperforming Dorper breeding ewes which could ultimately improve productivity and profitability on-farm. The trial is being run on properties in South Australia and Western Australia and is the first-time studies have looked into the...

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EASTERN REGION SALE RESULTS

37/37 White Dorper rams sold to $7250 three times (Lot 24. Belowrie 190073, Lot 25. Belowrie 190082 (pic) & Lot 27. Belowrie 190084 Belowrie White Dorpers) & av. $3264. 39/39 Dorper rams sold to $5000 (Lot 81. Prieska Dorper 190598, Prieska Dorpers) & av. $2546. Image Credit: Studstocksales.com

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Annalara commercial White Dorper ewes break record at $460 each

WHILE it’s the best stud sale result in years with a complete total auction clearance for the Cresswell family’s Annalara White Dorper stud, Dubbo, their purebred commercial ewes broke the record at $460 a head for two drafts selling via AuctionsPlus. The previous record price for purebred commercial ewes was...

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Bellevue Dorpers to $4400 in online sale

The decision to hold their first online-only Dorper and White Dorper ram sale has paid off for Bellevue Dorpers, with the three-day event recording a 100 per cent clearance to top at $4400. Conducted by Nutrien, through AuctionsPlus, the sale saw 49 Dorpers and 30 White Dorpers offered, all aged...

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Amarula Dorper sale sets new record with ram sold for $45,000

AMARULA Dorper’s set a new stud record and a new global benchmark at its annual production sale on Friday. Conducted by Nutrien, the on-property sale attracted 51 registered bidders and a big crowd of spectators from across the state and beyond, which saw the Gravesend operation claim a slice of...

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New feedlot to focus on Dorpers

DORPERS are set to take a major role in Queensland’s Southern Downs, thanks to the development of new feedlot by Schmidt Grazing. Grazier Stephen Schmidt said the finished project at Victoria Hill, near Allora, will be able to accommodate up to 16,200 lambs when it is completed. The development will...

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