Barley shoots boost feed availability at Killara

Investing in a barley shoot machine has ensured a reliable and inexpensive feed source for Ann and John Waters, who run a flock of 80 stud and 50 commercial White Dorper ewes at their Killara property at Wellcamp, just out of Toowoomba, Queensland. For the past eight years the couple...

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2019 Chairman’s Report

THE past year has proved challenging across some parts of Australia, while in others it was very good.  Our thoughts are with our members and fellow Dorper breeders who are still experiencing a lack of rainfall. The DSSA continues to improve and increase the development and awareness of the Dorper...

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Lower average but higher quality at Melashdan

A decade of genetic progress was on display at Melashdan Dorper and White Dorper stud near Tumby Bay and although sales were down on the previous year, the quality of stock continues to grow. The stud held its 10th on-property sale on Tuesday, selling 49 of the 71 rams offered at...

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Branded Lamb Popular in NSW

Tucking into a succulent slow-roasted Dorper lamb and gravy roll has been a key factor in how Ben Sippel has marketed his Drover’s Choice Saltbush Lamb brand. He heads to about 30 regional events a year, from country shows through to four-wheel drive and camping events, selling lamb and gravy...

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Adelaide Show: Red Rock achieves Dorper dream run

AFTER a three-year hiatus, the Red Rock stud at Keith has returned to the Royal Adelaide Show with a bang, taking home all the major ribbons in the Dorper judging. The Edson family hadn’t shown at Adelaide in recent years, due to the national Dorper sale in Dubbo, NSW, clashing...

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Dorper ram sells at $20,000 to WA at Dubbo National

RAMS and ewes from 18 studs representing vendors from four states sold to five states at the 2019 National Dorper and White Dorper sale at Dubbo on Wednesday. Dorper rams were in demand with 29 of 31 selling at auction to a top price of $20,000 and averaging $3259 while...

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Adelaide Show: Edsons return to dominate White Dorper judging

DESPITE there being only a few entries in the White Dorper showcase, judge Andrew Donnan, Anden stud, Woomelang, Vic, said the team shown by Red Rock stud, Keith, were still “very correct and sound sheep, with heavy muscling and clean, white skins”. The Edson family from Red Rock brought three...

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Quality Dorper sires from top studs at Dubbo sale

LEADING studs from across Australia are preparing for the 2019 National Dorper and White Dorper Sale at Dubbo on September 4. Eighteen studs, coming from Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and NSW, will have 86 animals on offer, with 36 Dorper rams, 40 White Dorper rams, four Dorper ewes and...

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Organic Dorpers thrive on Darling Anabranch

Making the switch from woolgrowers to prime lamb production has been a success for John and Leanne Clothier and their three children Sarah, Emily and Megan at Polia Station, via Pooncarie, New South Wales. The couple made the switch to White Dorpers in the early 2000s after ongoing years of...

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Dorper and White Dorper Queensland sale tops at $3800

The 11th annual Queensland multi-vendor Dorper and White Dorper ram sale sold to a top of $3800 and average of $1191 on Monday at St George. The Dorpers topped at $3800 to average $1187 with a clearance of 84 per cent and the White Dorpers topped the sale with $2700...

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