Dorpers thrive in Victorian Highlands

For four generations the Bussell family have run sheep in the Southern Highlands of Victoria, west of Mount Buffalo, 12 years ago they made the decision to incorporate Dorpers into their enterprise, attracted by their high fertility and maternal capabilities. At just 25 kilometres from the snow and an elevation...

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ASBVs Boost Key Profit Drivers

There is no doubt that producers are placing more pressure on their sheep to perform consistently. One of the key ways to ensure that a flock is continually improving is by using genetics. Australian Sheep Breeding Values or ASBVs are a tool for comparing what cannot be seen in an...

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Know the numbers: State of the Industry Report 2019 released

Report by MLA: As the world’s largest sheepmeat and goatmeat exporter, and third largest beef exporter behind Brazil and India, Australia consistently exports more than 65% of its red meat production to overseas markets. That’s according to The Australian red meat and livestock industry State of the Industry Report 2019, launched...

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Burrawang Dorper and White Dorper clear 100 per cent

Burrawang Dopers and White Doper stud manager Wicus Cronje believes the difference in their genetics compared to others was one reason behind their total clearance of 101 rams at the spring sale held at Ootha on Monday. “We have a balance of fertility, muscle and fat without loosing one or...

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White Dorper, Dorper rams sell well at Dell African Dumisa

INTERSTATE buyers from Western Australia and South Australia were among the producers to take home Dorper and White Dorper rams from the Dell African Dumisa stud sale last week. The Thyra, NSW, stud, north of Moama, NSW, sold 71 rams with three passed in and had 33 registered buyers at...

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Improved clearance celebrated at Red Rock

THE Crozier brothers from Ivanhoe, NSW, were first-time buyers at the Red Rock and Edson Livestock on-property sale at Keith on Friday, securing a large number of White Dorper and Dorper rams and helping the sale to an improved clearance rate. Red Rock hosted the sale, and offered 46 White...

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$3000 Dowana Dorper tops Chapman Valley

VENDORS breathed a collective sigh of relief when last week’s Chapman Valley Breeders’ Ram Sale posted a strong result in a year when the season has been disappointingly dry. It was a complete contrast to 2018 when the perfect scenario of exceptional sheep and wool prices aligned with a generous...

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Big orders for Nonning’s clean shedders

The challenging season across the White Dorper breed’s heartland in the north of the state was not reflected in the result at Nonning stud’s 10th annual ram sale, with another total clearance. Three large pastoral orders from the Port Augusta and Broken Hill areas, as well as three inside country...

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ROYAL MELBOURNE SHOW: Dorpers

Dorper judge Brayden Gilmore, Oberon, NSW, said while there were small numbers in the field, the competition was strong. “They were small numbers, and I didn’t have a lot to choose from, but I think the quality was right up there.” He said the champion ram, in particular, stood out....

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MLA Breeding Values Videos Available on DSSA Website

The DSSA encourages members to become involved with LAMBPLAN. The LAMBPLAN system involves objective measurements of traits such as growth, muscle depth, fat distribution, worm resistance and fertility, allowing breeders to focus on areas that are important to their flock and identify key animals to fast track genetic progress. MLA...

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