Amarula Dorpers achieve 96 per cent clearance despite dry conditions

A focus to attract new producers to invest in Dorper genetics paid off for the Kirkby family of Amarula stud, Gravesend, with the commercial relevance of their stock helping them achieve a near perfect clearance in a tough selling climate. Justin and Lorroi Kirkby were supported by 28 registered bidders...

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E-commerce platform allows farmers to sell lamb direct to consumers

In a time where Australian farmers are being challenged by adversity in every direction, a new e-commerce platform has been developed to bridge the gap between customer and farmer with a buy direct system. The PDLmarketplac e-commerce platform has been developed to provide lamb consumers with quality assured Prime Dorper...

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Prime Dorper Lamb brand launches e-commerce platform

A new e-commerce platform has been launched to connect Dorper lamb producers straight to customers, with Queensland coming on board first. PDL Marketplace is the latest step for the Prime Dorper Lamb branded product and has been launched in Queensland and Victoria. The platform was originally developed through a collaboration...

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Data Improves Productivity

A lot of the guess work has been taken out of selection for Bellevue Dorper stud principals, David and Robbie and daughter Sophie Curtis. The Curtis’ have been performance recording their Dorper and White Dorper flocks since 2007 on their mixed farming property near Millmerran, Queensland. Having better predictions of...

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Dorper sheep stud owners vie for major Landcare award

A farming family specialising in Dorper sheep, who claim the breed’s extreme adaptability is inspiring them to prevail during crippling drought conditions, are set to represent NSW at the 2020 National Landcare Awards. Fifteen years ago Justin and Lorroi Kirkby, of Amarula Dorpers, discovered Dorpers, which have the ability to...

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Consumer considerations key

Sustainability, animal welfare and environment will become increasingly important factors for future red meat consumption, according to Food Consultant Sarah Hyland. Ms Hyland, who has a background in food product development and consumer research, said consumers are increasingly wanting to know if an animal had been treated well and was...

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The magic of Mulga

There’s no secret to surviving a drought, according to western Queensland grazier Kevin Bredhauer. “You just have to sell down. You’ve got to have good water, good Mulga and a good bank manager.” Fortunately for Mr Bredhauer, he’s got at least two of these in spades on his 40,500 hectare...

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Moonbi Dorper Expo attracts strong crowd

Producers flocked to Moonbi on Saturday for the Eastern Region Dorper Expo Breed and Industry Information day. An Impressive line-up of speakers presented throughout the day including: Feedtech Feeding Systems – Bernie Brennan Weegowrie Farming Production Licks and Feed Supplements Thomas Foods International – Andrew Jackson Amarula Dorpers and White...

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China’s taste for Aussie lamb and mutton keeps growing stronger

China and the United States took half of Australia’s lamb exports in October as total global shipments rose 29 per cent month-on-month to 26,383 tonnes. Demand from China just keeps growing with October shipments of 7745 tonnes, up 26pc on the previous month and 76pc on the same month last...

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