A year of turmoil for live export industry

THE live sheep trade had one of its most unsettling and uncertain years in its history during 2018. The impact has been felt among exporters, sheep producers, transport operators, regional towns and feed mill operators – with the issue becoming a potential political timebomb in the lead-up to next year’s...

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High demand for quality WA red meat in Asia

Asia’s salivating appetite for quality red meat is firming as a lucrative opportunity for WA producers, with the State’s small businesses tapping into burgeoning demand for high-end foods. Dorper Lamb owner Graeme Howie is expecting to double annual turnover in gross sales to $6 million within two years, citing mounting...

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Dorper Inspections Available – VIC, SA and TASMANIA

Nick & Melissa Pagett will be available to perform Dorper Inspections in Tasmania 18th January – 17th February, or VIC & SA 17th February – March. For more information or to book, call Melissa Pagett on 0487 270 719 or Nick Pagett 0428 643 900. Nick and Mel are both...

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Dorper ewes in lamb killed by lightning

A LIGHTNING strike on Friday killed 17 sheep instantly on a property west of Nyngan. The picture to the right shows “Salty” Taylor surveying the damage on “Rosedale”. His sister Kristal Sztybel took the photo after stumbling upon the bodies while scouring the property for goats with her son Alex, 11....

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Report reveals progress of export industry

THE live export industry continued to improve its performance throughout 2017 with a new record low mortality level for cattle and a 11 per cent fall in sheep mortalities. The figures were released in the comprehensive National Livestock Export Industry Sheep, Cattle and Goat Transport Performance Report 2017, which was...

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President of DSSA says PDL Marketplace will be finalised

The Dorper Sheep Society of Australia (DSSA) has confirmed they are committed to seeing the Prime Dorper Lamb Marketplace project finalised. In a press release issued today, president of the DSSA, Tim Stevenson, said the board of the DSSA does not see the DSSA as a provider of such a service, however...

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Prime Dorper Lamb Marketplace

Prime Dorper Lamb Marketplace Update – 19th December 2018 The DSSA board is committed to PDLm and creating an innovative and alternative pathway for its members to sell its lamb to the market place. The board is also mindful of ensuring the sustainability of the DSSA. The board of the DSSA...

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Aussie Dorpers set for Russian delivery

LANDMARK International is finalising an order for Dorper sheep to be exported to Russia, with a proposed delivery in January. The order will be the second time Landmark has undertaken to meet the demand from Russian importer Miratorg, by sourcing the specific breed from Australian producers. This time it will...

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